mental health

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Two innovative UNSW programs designed to help men overcome the stigma associated with mental health disorders have been recognised, receiving $900,000 in funding from beyondblue today.

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A leaked mental health review reportedly recommends re-directing $1billion from acute hospital services to community services. The proposal risks causing a major destabilisation of the public mental health system, writes Phil Mitchell.

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Men who feel suicidal often display distinctive warning signs, offering those closest to them significant opportunities to intervene, a study by UNSW researchers at the Black Dog Institute has found.

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Adolescents with substance abuse problems could benefit from a new treatment approach developed by a UNSW researcher awarded a prestigious Fulbright scholarship.

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As the country reels from the Sydney siege and its unhappy end, many will be wondering what can be done for the survivors. The answer may be surprisingly little, write Zachary Steel and Grant Devilly.

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Thank you to the Handlebar, the Freestyler, the Fu Manchu and all the other moustaches that helped the Movember Foundation contribute $5.5 million in grants to support UNSW expertise in men’s mental health.

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UNSW’s Professor Maree Teesson has won a prestigious Australian Museum Eureka Prize for her outstanding mentorship of a team of young researchers.

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Two medical doctors who have visited and worked at the detention centre on Christmas Island will speak publicly for the first time about their experiences at a symposium hosted at UNSW.  

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A new resource is being launched to tackle mental health problems among people with an intellectual disability and to improve the system that is currently failing them.

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Trauma and mental health, particularly post-traumatic stress disorder, will have a dedicated research focus with the establishment of the first clinical professorial chair of its type in Australia.

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