Harnessing technology to improve mental health

University of Sydney cross-disciplinary researchers are harnessing the benefits offered by advances in online technology to develop innovative programs improving mental health in young people. Associate Professor Rafael Calvo, director of the Software Engineering Group at the School of Electrical…

The Mental Health Commission of Canada (MHCC) and the Nationa Mental Health Commission of Australia – MOU

The Mental Health Commission of Canada (MHCC) and the National Mental Health Commission of Australia have signed a formal Memorandum of Understanding to share knowledge and successful practices in mental health research. MHCC President and CEO Louise Bradley signed the…

Reducing access to the means of suicide

Reducing access to the means of suicide By Samara McPhedran, Griffith University and Kairi Kolves, Griffith UniversityBrisbane Lord Mayor Graham Quirk’s recent announcement that barriers are to be erected on the Story Bridge in an effort to reduce suicides is…

Has the suicide rate risen with the 2011 Queensland floods?

Prof Diego De Leo This study compared the prevalence and characteristics of suicides following the January 2011 Queensland floods to the 11 years prior (for the period January-June) for two severely affected locations: Ipswich and Toowoomba.  Findings showed no significant…

Recognition and Respect: Report on Mental Health Carers 2012

The Mental Health Council of Australia has released its annual report on mental health carers, ‘Recognition and Respect: Report on Mental Health Carers 2012’. The Report surveyed over 500 mental health carers and provides an insight into the lives of…