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Employment Disadvantages for Depressed Youth

2019-02-22T16:02:55+00:00

Young Australians with a history of depression in adolescence are at a disadvantage when it comes to employment, according to a new study by researchers at Deakin University. With a Mental Health Research Grant from Australian Rotary Health, Professor Anthony LaMontagne and his colleagues found that a cohort of young Victorians who had experienced depression [...]

Employment Disadvantages for Depressed Youth2019-02-22T16:02:55+00:00

How PTSD, Substance Use Disorders and Eating Disorders Interlink

2019-02-19T11:57:40+00:00

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), substance use disorders and eating disorders often co-occur among individuals who have been exposed to trauma. New research funded by Australian Rotary Health aims to uncover what puts young Australians at risk of developing these comorbid mental health conditions. Ivana Kihas was awarded the Rotary District 9685 PhD Scholarship by [...]

How PTSD, Substance Use Disorders and Eating Disorders Interlink2019-02-19T11:57:40+00:00

A PhD Scholar’s Role in Improving Early Diagnosis of Children With Autism

2019-02-18T16:03:37+00:00

Autism Spectrum Disorder affects around 1 in 88 Australian children, and one Australian Rotary Health PhD scholar believes that motor functioning may hold the key in improving clinical diagnosis and definition. Supported ARH, the Rotary Club of Illawarra Sunrise and Deakin University, Simone Thomas is investigating how reduced motor functioning in 4 to 6-year-old children [...]

A PhD Scholar’s Role in Improving Early Diagnosis of Children With Autism2019-02-18T16:03:37+00:00

A Telephone Intervention to Address Complex Patterns of Comorbidity

2019-02-13T15:54:17+00:00

A team of researchers at the University of Queensland are hoping a new telephone intervention will successfully cut across diagnostic boundaries when treating young people with comorbid mental health and substance problems. With a Mental Health Research Grant from Australian Rotary Health, Professor Leanne Hides and her colleagues will conduct a pilot randomised control trial [...]

A Telephone Intervention to Address Complex Patterns of Comorbidity2019-02-13T15:54:17+00:00

The Way Men Talk About Mental Health is Changing

2019-02-12T11:36:07+00:00

Is Kanye West helping?    In 2018, rapper and fashion designer Kanye West started using Twitter to talk about his battle with bipolar disorder and expressed the importance of having ‘open conversations about mental health.’ In doing so, West joined a list of famous men who have talked about their mental health battles publicly. They [...]

The Way Men Talk About Mental Health is Changing2019-02-12T11:36:07+00:00

How Obesity Risk Behaviours Influence a Child’s Quality of Life

2019-02-12T08:51:11+00:00

Researchers at Deakin University have discovered there may be associations between quality of life and behaviours underpinning obesity among regional and rural school children. Australian Rotary Health Royce Abbey Postdoctoral Fellowship recipient Dr Erin Hoare and her team at the Food and Mood Centre and Global Obesity Centre examined data from a large cohort of Australian [...]

How Obesity Risk Behaviours Influence a Child’s Quality of Life2019-02-12T08:51:11+00:00

Could Teachers Be the Key in Preventing Mental Illness in Youth?

2019-02-06T15:12:07+00:00

There is no doubt that teachers play a considerable role in shaping the minds of our youth, however, most programs focussed on preventing mental illness in young people are delivered by psychologists, which in turn can be costly. A new study funded by Australian Rotary Health will take a different approach by testing if a [...]

Could Teachers Be the Key in Preventing Mental Illness in Youth?2019-02-06T15:12:07+00:00

Meet Our New Ambassadors

2019-02-05T16:35:04+00:00

In 2019, Australian Rotary Health is pleased to welcome 4 brand new Ambassadors who will be helping us promote what we do. Here is a bit about the new ARH Ambassador team...   Cassandra Trezise  Cassandra Trezise is a vibrant, game-changing, mum and entrepreneur. She is carving out a career in the wellness industry and [...]

Meet Our New Ambassadors2019-02-05T16:35:04+00:00

Childhood Trauma Increases Risk of Suicide in Military Men

2019-02-05T14:22:09+00:00

Sadly, rates of suicidality (suicidal thoughts, feelings or behaviours) are higher in military than civilian working men. What we really want to know is why. A new study funded by Australian Rotary Health suggests that higher exposure to trauma as a child may be associated with suicidality in military men. PhD Scholarship recipient Dr Rebecca [...]

Childhood Trauma Increases Risk of Suicide in Military Men2019-02-05T14:22:09+00:00

Remembering the Importance of Biomedical Research on World Cancer Day

2019-02-04T13:42:50+00:00

On World Cancer Day (February 4), Australian Rotary Health PhD Scholarship recipient Erin Lawrence says it’s an important day to remember how biomedical research is critical to improving cancer patient outcomes. Erin is currently in the third year of her PhD, investigating novel genes and mutations in blood cancers, such as Leukaemia. She carries out [...]

Remembering the Importance of Biomedical Research on World Cancer Day2019-02-04T13:42:50+00:00