mental health

Mental health support for Australian families
Mental health support for Australian families May 2, 2016 (2 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Help for children and adolescents Help for parents and carers Where children and adolescents can get help There are a range of telephone and web-based counselling services available for young people with mental health challenges in Australia. Translating and interpreting ... Read More »

Program cuts post-natal mental disorders dramatically
Program cuts post-natal mental disorders dramatically March 17, 2016 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

In a world first, published in BMJ Open, new Australian research from Monash University has shown that post-natal mental health problems can be reduced by up to two-thirds through an innovative program. The program, called What Were We Thinking! (WWWT), was developed ... Read More »

Pregnancy and PTSD: Surprising findings could help moms-to-be at risk
Pregnancy and PTSD: Surprising findings could help moms-to-be at risk March 1, 2016 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

For most women, expecting a baby brings intense joy –and a fair amount of worry. But what about women who have lived through something awful enough to cause post-traumatic stress disorder? Contrary to what researchers expected, a new study shows ... Read More »

Harmful or helpful? Researchers urge caution on genetic testing for children
Harmful or helpful? Researchers urge caution on genetic testing for children February 21, 2016 (2 votes, average: 4.00 out of 5)

Genetic testing for children should only be considered in cases where there are clear medical benefits, say UNSW researchers, who’ve found the potential harmful effects of testing on children’s mental health remains largely unknown. Their findings have been published in the ... Read More »

Mothers’ groups linked to positive well-being
Mothers’ groups linked to positive well-being February 19, 2016 (2 votes, average: 4.00 out of 5)

A Perth study led by researchers from The University of Western Australia has found that participation in a local mothers’ group (facilitated or parent-led) is linked to mothers’ who have a positive mental well-being. The study, published in the Journal ... Read More »

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 »







 
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