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Fear of going out? Here’s how Melburnians can manage anxiety when returning to ‘normal’

Jill Newby, UNSW Many Melburnians are joyous at the prospect of a return to socialising, as the city regains some old freedoms this week following significantly eased coronavirus restrictions. Social media is teeming with images of people looking ecstatic about the end of lockdown. But in stark contrast to these images, some people might feel [...]

By |2020-11-09T11:39:20+11:00November 9th, 2020|Categories: Anxiety, Mental Illness, Society & Culture|0 Comments

Scaling up efforts to tackle male self-harm

Dr Zac Seidler and Professor Jane Pirkis“It’s great to get my feelings out there and it’s good to have someone listen sure… but it doesn’t really help you day to day, doesn’t help you change your lifestyle patterns… the next day you sort of go, ‘what am I actually supposed to be doing?’” This is [...]

By |2020-10-02T17:19:46+10:00September 22nd, 2020|Categories: self-harm|0 Comments

Dreading going back to the workplace? You might be feeling separation anxiety from your home

Raquel Peel, University of Southern Queensland As some of us return to the workplace, or are planning to do so in the future, we face the challenges of a changed environment of social distancing rules and restrictions. It might be your workplace will set limits on how many people are allowed in the lunchroom at [...]

By |2020-10-02T13:10:08+10:00September 21st, 2020|Categories: Anxiety|0 Comments

We can’t ignore mental illness prevention in a COVID-19 world

Stephen Carbone, University of Melbourne Despite the incremental easing of Victoria’s restrictions, it’s clear the journey towards COVID-normal is far slower than many people had hoped. Australians – particularly Victorians – have shown remarkable resilience, but many are suffering emotionally. The mental health impacts of COVID-19 During the early days of the pandemic, surveys showed [...]

By |2020-10-02T13:08:12+10:00September 21st, 2020|Categories: Mental Illness|0 Comments

Anxious about speaking in online classes and meetings? Here are 7 tips to make it easier

Lesley Irvine, Queensland University of Technology Many parents and students are engaged in a daily routine of speaking to people via a camera on a computer, tablet or phone during COVID-19 restrictions. This often means finding a quiet place in order to ask a question, provide an answer or share an opinion with a virtual [...]

By |2020-09-07T14:48:00+10:00September 7th, 2020|Categories: Anxiety, Mental Health & Wellbeing|0 Comments

Young people’s mental health deteriorated the most during the pandemic, study finds

Kathryn Abel, University of Manchester and Matthias Pierce, University of Manchester Public health responses to the pandemic have focused on preventing the spread of the virus, limiting the number of deaths and easing the burden on healthcare systems. But there’s also potentially another, less visible epidemic we should be focusing on: mental illness. Our recent [...]

By |2020-08-24T12:41:40+10:00August 24th, 2020|Categories: Mental Health & Wellbeing, Mental Illness, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Mental health and the coronavirus: How COVID-19 is affecting us

At the height of the COVID-19 restrictions, clinically significant depression and anxiety symptoms were at least two to three times higher than would normally be observed in the community. These and other findings were revealed by the largest nationwide survey of mental health during April and early May 2020, when the strictest lockdown measures were [...]

By |2020-08-10T16:39:33+10:00August 10th, 2020|Categories: Mental Illness|0 Comments

5 ways to get mental health help without having to talk on the phone

Aliza Werner-Seidler, UNSW and Sophie H Li, UNSW Access to mental health support has never been more important, as Melburnians are hit with a stage 4 lockdown and much of the rest of Australia braces for a potential second wave of COVID-19. This year, many mental health professionals have moved to providing telehealth services via [...]

By |2020-08-10T16:15:27+10:00August 10th, 2020|Categories: Mental Illness|0 Comments

‘No one is truly there to help’: why so little is known about the reasons people go missing

Sarah Wayland, University of Sydney and Lorna Ferguson, Western University As part of new research into missing persons in Australia, I have been asking people who return after disappearing what they needed or wanted. Mary, who has gone missing four times in the last few years, responded, I just wanted someone to ask if I [...]

By |2020-08-10T15:50:14+10:00August 10th, 2020|Categories: Mental Illness, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Developing resilience is an important tool to help you deal with coronavirus and the surge in cases

Keith M. Bellizzi, University of Connecticut We’re all exhausted and pushed to the limit by months of social distancing, and the recent news that cases are climbing in many states is especially scary. While you may feel like ripping off your mask and heading for a bar, there are more productive ways to deal with [...]

By |2020-07-27T12:49:37+10:00July 27th, 2020|Categories: Mental Illness|0 Comments
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