mental health

helen
20 August 2013
Professor Helen Christensen has won a major fellowship for mental health research, worth $3.75 million. The Kirby Institute was also a big winner in the latest NHMRC funding round.
08_Baldry_mentalhealth
08 August 2013
People with mental health disorders are up to nine times more likely to end up in prison and early intervention could save millions of dollars, a new report shows.
23_Boat_man_crop
25 July 2013
Resettling refugees in PNG has the potential to create a class of traumatised individuals who arrive without family or support services to meet their intense needs, writes Belinda Liddell.
25_NDARC_THC_crop
25 July 2013
The first systematic analysis of the potency of Australian cannabis has found high levels of the main psychoactive component of the drug in samples confiscated by police.
disability_justice_crop
22 April 2013
People with disabilities face extraordinary barriers to justice, experts have warned at an Australian Human Rights Commission meeting held at UNSW.
grief
19 April 2013
The DSM-5 is not above criticism, but is probably the best manual of mental disorders we are likely to get, writes Perminder Sachdev.
rural_teen
11 April 2013
Two UNSW partnerships focusing on the mental well-being of rural children and people with intellectual disabilities have won significant federal government funding.
Practical outcomes ... Minister Butler, Prof Teesson and Minister Plibersek
31 January 2013
Solving some of the most pressing mental health issues affecting our community – substance abuse and suicide – is the focus of two Centres of Research Excellence, launched at UNSW by Ministers Tanya Plibersek and Mark Butler.
Colleen_Loo_2012_StGeorgeLeader
14 December 2012
Ketamine may be useful as an antidepressant in urgent situations – where the patient is seriously depressed and acutely suicidal – and where other treatments have failed, writes Colleen Loo.
16JulyAsylum
26 November 2012
Current immigration policies regarding asylum seekers promote uncertainty, fear and disempowerment, which contribute to mental illness, argues Belinda Liddell.
11 September 2012
A new initiative providing stable housing for people with mental illness can dramatically reduce hospitalisation rates, a new report has found.
CRE
02 August 2012
UNSW’s expertise in mental health and substance abuse has once again been recognised with $5 million funding for two new Centres of Research Excellence.
internet_porn
21 May 2012
There is emerging evidence that internet pornography is strongly associated with risky sexual behaviour among adolescents, according to a review from UNSW's Kirby Institute.
BlackDog_school
07 March 2012
A unique program that equips teachers to better help young people with mental health issues will be rolled out to high schools across Australia, thanks to the Black Dog Institute and nib foundation.
Dr Josef McDonald ... wants to help with Indigenous mental health
05 January 2012
Indigenous doctor Josef McDonald, who has just graduated from UNSW, plans to focus his career on mental health problems in his community.
uniken_novdec2010_cover
09 November 2010
Lack of interest in holding a mother's gaze may be an early indicator of problems to come, according to new research reported in the latest issue of Uniken.
OCD_inside
13 July 2010
People with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) will have the chance to take part in a pilot study of a unique internet-based education program, which has proved very successful in treating several other mental disorders.
02 July 2010
People with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) will have the chance to take part in a pilot study of an internet-based education program.
mandaean2_inside
20 January 2009
Mandaean refugees experienced post-traumatic stress at rates far higher than the general community under the Howard government's mandatory detention policies, UNSW-led research has found.
child_slap_inside
05 January 2009
A new UNSW study suggests that a ban on smacking could prevent up to a third of child homicides.
Julian_Trollor_inside
17 November 2008
A leading researcher has been appointed to a new Chair at UNSW to drive efforts at improving support for some of the most vulnerable people in society.
Pregnancy_inside
09 September 2008
Nearly twice as many women in NSW die due to factors surrounding pregnancy or childbirth as previously thought, adding weight to calls for better reporting of pregnancy-related mortality, according to UNSW research.
mobile_phone_inside
13 June 2008
Mobile phones and the Internet will be used to help people manage their mental health problems. The project, which involves UNSW researchers, has been awarded almost $2 million in funding from the Federal government.
05 December 2007
UNSW research has found that middle-aged Australians are more anxious and depressed than their elderly counterparts, turning on its head a prevailing myth about old age.