School of Psychiatry

2021 AMHP finalists

The breadth of this year’s finalists demonstrates the diverse and deeply compassionate work being undertaken in many challenging areas in mental health.

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Feeling exhausted, unable to concentrate and wanting to withdraw and disconnect from the world and those around you? You could be heading towards burnout.

Henry Brodaty

The Australian Mental Health Prize shines a light on the selfless work of individuals making a difference in the area of mental health.

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An innovative e-health tool for people with intellectual disability aims to improve their mental health care.

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A play-based therapy aimed at helping parents manage children’s behaviour has produced long-lasting results in a live trial.

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People living with mental disorders benefit from regular, movement-based yoga, a review of 19 studies has found.

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An Indigenous former footballer who runs a suicide prevention charity, a military veteran who crossed the Bass Strait in a tinnie, and a woman who developed the world’s first Mental Health First Aid program are among the seven finalists in the inaugural Australian Mental Health Prize.  

Mental health prize

A national search is underway to find six Australians who have made the most outstanding contributions to the promotion of mental health or the prevention and treatment of mental illness.

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UNSW researchers have identified a distinctive brain signature in people with melancholic depression, supporting calls for its classification as a unique mood disorder type.  

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UNSW researchers are recruiting for a study that could reveal the drivers of aggression in boys, opening up new treatments to stem violent offenders in future generations. 

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