mental health

Having time for yourself will benefit new mums
Having time for yourself will benefit new mums January 11, 2016 (2 votes, average: 4.00 out of 5)

New research suggests that women who have time for themselves once a week or more in the first six months after childbirth have improved mental health. The findings from the Murdoch Childrens Research Institute study of 1500 women found that ... Read More »

Gaps in care for child trauma and stress after injury
Gaps in care for child trauma and stress after injury January 3, 2016 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

An international survey of hospital emergency department (ED) staff has found a gap in knowledge when dealing with child traumatic stress and providing emotional support to children admitted to hospital after injury. Through a survey of 2.648 hospital ED physicians ... Read More »

Bullying Exposure Associated with Adult Psychiatric Disorders Requiring Treatment
Bullying Exposure Associated with Adult Psychiatric Disorders Requiring Treatment December 22, 2015 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Exposure to bullying as a child was associated with psychiatric disorders in adulthood that required treatment in a study of Finnish children, according to an article published online by JAMA Psychiatry. Previous research has suggested bullying and exposure to bullying ... Read More »

Mental health risk for new dads
Mental health risk for new dads December 14, 2015 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Men can feel left out of the process, because pregnancy and childbirth are so integrally linked to the mother. Researchers have found anxiety around the arrival of a new baby is just as common as postnatal depression, and the risks ... Read More »

Mental health link to work life balance
Mental health link to work life balance December 5, 2015 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

New findings by La Trobe researchers show employed mothers juggling work and home life face prolonged pressures and poor mental health – regardless of a child’s age or women’s socio-economic background. As part of the Longitudinal Study of Australian Children, ... Read More »

Australian-first parenting intervention for personality disorders
Australian-first parenting intervention for personality disorders November 29, 2015 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

A new program that helps people with personality disorders cope with the challenges of parenting was launched at UOW recently. The Project Air Strategy Parenting Program, launched on Friday 6 November by NSW Mental Health Commissioner John Feneley at the ... Read More »

School-based mental health promotion program going from strength to strength
School-based mental health promotion program going from strength to strength November 15, 2015 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

The new iCARE-R mental health promotion program designed for rural and regional Year 8 students is going from strength to strength. That’s acccording to CQUniversity Professor Margaret McAllister who has been a key collaborator on the multidisciplinary program, drawing on ... Read More »

Fathers’ mental health crucial to better parenting
Fathers’ mental health crucial to better parenting October 18, 2015 (2 votes, average: 4.00 out of 5)

Fathers’ psychological distress in the postnatal period is associated with lower perceptions of parenting competence, higher levels of hostile parenting and poorer outcomes for children, a new ACU study has found. The finding is part of a thesis study called ... Read More »

Significant inequality faced by a third of Australian kids
Significant inequality faced by a third of Australian kids October 14, 2015 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Associate Professor Gerry Redmond’s research for the Australian Child Wellbeing Project looked at thousands of young people. A Flinders University led survey of 5,400 students in 180 primary and secondary schools across Australia has found that young people from marginalised ... Read More »

Pre-schoolers encouraged to move more and sit less
Pre-schoolers encouraged to move more and sit less September 7, 2015 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

A study to investigate how less time spent sitting at preschool affects kids’ energy levels, musculoskeletal health and mental development is underway at UOW.  The ‘Standing Preschools’ project, led by researchers at the Early Start Research Institute (ESRI), builds on ... Read More »







 
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