family

Living with depression: Nina’s journey with depression and raising a family
Living with depression: Nina’s journey with depression and raising a family January 25, 2016 (2 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Nina raises a family and experiences depression. She and her husband speak openly about her illness with their three sons and Nina says that while coping with depression isn’t easy, talking about it has brought them closer together as a ... Read More »

Free online healthy lifestyle program – PEACH – has been launched
Free online healthy lifestyle program – PEACH – has been launched January 25, 2016 (2 votes, average: 4.00 out of 5)

The online version of the Queensland Government-funded PEACH (Parenting, Eating and Activity for Child Health) program will be offered as an alternative format to face-to-face sessions and will feature 10 interactive sessions, a parent forum and ‘live-chats’. Face-to-face sessions, meanwhile, ... Read More »

Childhood family breakups harder on girls’ health
Childhood family breakups harder on girls’ health January 5, 2016 (2 votes, average: 4.00 out of 5)

A childhood family breakup can have long-term negative consequences for the children. Recent University of Illinois research looks at overall health, depression, and smoking as a health-related behaviour and finds that, for girls, all three are worse. “Girls’ health is ... Read More »

Visiting friends or relatives could be good for their health – and yours
Visiting friends or relatives could be good for their health – and yours December 19, 2015 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

The holiday season is a timely reminder of the importance of visiting friends and relatives; not for exchanging gifts but for enhancing health and wellbeing. “Holidays are not just pleasurable, they are good for our health. Research has shown that ... Read More »

Australian children speak out about dementia
Australian children speak out about dementia September 30, 2015 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Australian children have revealed in a series of videos the impact of having a close relative diagnosed with dementia, in a bid to help other children better understand the condition. The video series, designed by UNSW research psychologist Dr Jess ... Read More »

The Cinderella effect: child injury in stepfamilies
The Cinderella effect: child injury in stepfamilies September 22, 2015 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Cuts, bruises and broken bones – kids are always hurting themselves. But does the structure of a family impact the likelihood of a child being injured? University of Adelaide psychology PhD student Catia Malvaso examined the factors that increase the ... Read More »

Family support is key to crime prevention
Family support is key to crime prevention June 11, 2015 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

The long-term effects of family support on crime prevention in disadvantaged Australian communities have been relatively unknown until now. In an Australian first, using a longitudinal database of almost 5000 children between the ages of 4 and 12, Griffith University ... Read More »

Project gathering positive results for family’s battling mental illness
Project gathering positive results for family’s battling mental illness April 15, 2015 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Faced with these disturbing statistics, a Monash University research project is trialling specific interventions to engage with families and children within specialist mental health and family services. This project is being undertaken as part of the development of a recovery ... Read More »

Anxiety hits women most about job loss in the family
Anxiety hits women most about job loss in the family December 11, 2014 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Females are more anxious than men when someone in their family loses a job, found a University of Melbourne report that used interviews from 13,000 Australians. Using data from the Household, Income and Labour Dynamics in Australia (HILDA) Survey, the report found ... Read More »

Free online course delves into family history
Free online course delves into family history December 7, 2014 (2 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

This summer Australians have the opportunity to research their family history as part of a free online course from the University of Tasmania. Introduction to Family History will introduce students to a range of online family history resources and research techniques, ... Read More »







 
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