Victorian Researchers Awarded $270 Million to Develop Next Generation Breakthroughs

Melbourne’s world-class researchers have been handed more than 40 per cent of Australia’s latest medical research funding to spearhead the next generation of advances. Research into cancer, cardiovascular disease, diabetes and mental health have been given the greatest priority under $640 million worth of medical research grants to be announced by the Turnbull Government today. Victoria’s leading institutes and hospitals will receive the biggest slice of the research spending, provided …

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CASPER – Psychosocial Interventions for Older Adults

The University of York’s Kate Bosanquet provides a closer look at the CASPER Trial in collaborative care for depression in older adults. Why? There is currently very little in the way of psychological treatment offered for older adults. Some NHS services are leading the way in this, with real progress being made towards improving access to psychological therapies; however, there is a clear disparity across the UK when it comes …

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Professor David Kavanagh to present Keynote at 7th Australian Rural and Remote Mental Health Symposium

The 7th Australian Rural and Remote Mental Health Symposium Program Committee is pleased to announce Professor David Kavanagh from Queensland University of Technology will be a Keynote Speaker for the event. The Symposium will be held 26 – 28 October 2015 at the Novotel Forest Resort Creswick, Victoria. Professor David Kavanagh is a clinical psychologist with a PhD from Stanford, who heads the ePsych research team at Queensland University of Technology.  …

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Barriers to OCD treatment in Australia research

Please assist a student of the Australian College of Applied Psychology in her research by participating in an online survey please click on the link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/OCDtreatment For further queries please contact the Symposium Secretariat 5th Rural and Remote Mental Health Symposium 14 – 16 October 2013. Mercure Hotel, Geelong Ph: (61 7) 5502 2068 Fax: (61 7) 5527 3298 Address: PO Box 29, Nerang, QLD 4211  

The fight against Alzheimer’s

The Project on channel 10 reported last night with PJ Lane, son of the late Don Lane, who was an Australian TV legend until his life was tragically cut short by Alzheimer’s.  Now PJ has joined a campaign to fight the devastating illness. View video HERE Research shows that being more active in life and having an active lifestyle as early in life as possible and for as long as possible reduces the risk …

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Suicide and social media: Youth mental health

Social media has much potential for raising community awareness about the problem of suicide due to the capacity for expression of emotion, care and support for those affected as well as a way of channelling and managing grief. However, it can also increase levels of distress or support negative sub-cultures that promote and support suicide, self-harm and pornography. Young people can be unwittingly preyed upon by those pedalling pornography on …

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Patient Suicide And Homicide Risk Often Missed

Article Date: 25 Jun 2013 – 8:00 PDT The assessment of risk in patients who go on to die by suicide or commit homicide is often poor, a new study has found. A report by The University of Manchester’s National Confidential Inquiry (NCI) into Suicide and Homicide by People with Mental Illness out today has raised concerns about the way that risk is assessed and led to criticism of the …

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Mental illness can bring a massive paycut

Danny Rose, AAP From Sydney Morning Herald February 1, 2011 Mental illness can represent a massive pay cut, according to Australian research which has calculated its cost in forcing people to leave the workforce early. The study found people who experienced depression or other mental health problems were up to $250,000 worse off, or they had around half the accumulated wealth, compared to their healthy peers around retirement age. Professor …

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