mental health

Close friendships in high school predict improvements in mental health in young adulthood
Close friendships in high school predict improvements in mental health in young adulthood (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Adolescence is a time of social challenges and changing expectations. While relationships with peers may be important for youth at this time, do they also have implications over time? A new longitudinal study suggests that the types of peer relationships ... Read More »

School program proves obesity prevention can work
School program proves obesity prevention can work (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

A unique approach to obesity prevention has helped schools in the ACT reduce the number of students who are overweight or obese, and even had a positive effect on mental health. The ‘It’s Your Move!’ program – an initiative of ... Read More »

Very preterm birth not associated with mood or anxiety disorders
Very preterm birth not associated with mood or anxiety disorders (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Do very-preterm or very-low-weight babies develop anxiety and mood disorders later in life? Julia Jaekel, assistant professor of child and family studies at UT, and Dieter Wolke, professor of psychology at the University of Warwick, co-authored a study to answer ... Read More »

Bullied primary school children are falling behind in learning
Bullied primary school children are falling behind in learning (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

New work from the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute (MCRI) has uncovered that one in three boys and one in four girls aged 8 to 9 years are experiencing weekly bullying at their primary school. The new results, published in Academic ... Read More »

Phone app toolbox a way to find support
Phone app toolbox a way to find support (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Smartphone apps can be helpful for teenagers and young adults looking for support for mental health and wellbeing. They are a way to engage with people who may be unwilling or unable to attend face-to-face therapy, and apps can also provide support in ... Read More »

Childhood cancer survivors need more support at school
Childhood cancer survivors need more support at school (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Australia is lagging behind the US and Europe in providing consistent services to help childhood cancer survivors successfully reintegrate into their schools, UNSW cancer specialists and psychologists say. “This is an issue that society is blind to, and it’s not just cancer ... Read More »

The impact of pre-birth stress
The impact of pre-birth stress (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Research into the impact of the 2011 Queensland floods on pregnant women and their babies has found stress from natural disasters affects infant development and temperament. Mater Research Institute—University of Queensland (MRI-UQ) researchers have found pregnant women who had the ... Read More »

Pop media and storytelling improve teens’ mental health
Pop media and storytelling improve teens’ mental health (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Research led by CQUniversity has shown the Building Resilience in Regional Schools (iCARE-R) intervention program has been successful in promoting mental health among early secondary students in regional Queensland schools. School guidance officers, youth health nurses, mental health professionals and ... Read More »

Stigma and parenting a child with an emotional or behavioural disorder
Stigma and parenting a child with an emotional or behavioural disorder (3 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Studies in Australia, America, and China, to name a few, consistently show that a large majority of parents experience stigma. Kim Eaton (Registered Psychologist and PhD Candidate) and Dr Jeneva Ohan (Registered Psychologist and Senior Lecturer) in the School of ... Read More »

Mental health of separated families
Mental health of separated families (2 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

USC Psychology researchers are examining the impacts of Australia’s family law system on parents and children going through separations and custody negotiations. PhD student Leanne Francia is seeking participants for an anonymous online survey for her project exploring the relationships ... Read More »

 
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