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Honing in on Refugee Mental Health

2018-02-20T09:39:20+00:00

According to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, more people than ever have been forced out of their homes as a result of conflict or war. It is this harsh truth that inspired PhD candidate Rebecca Blackmore to focus her research on refugee mental health, particularly in the perinatal period. Rebecca and her team [...]

Honing in on Refugee Mental Health 2018-02-20T09:39:20+00:00

Pairing Mental Health and Physical Health for Optimal Wellbeing

2018-02-08T14:20:21+00:00

As a competitor in the AFL Women’s Football League in her spare time, Erin Hoare is no stranger to the benefits physical activity can have on mental health. Since examining the mental health outcomes of a community-based obesity prevention intervention among Australian adolescents during her PhD, Erin is taking her passion for this research area [...]

Pairing Mental Health and Physical Health for Optimal Wellbeing 2018-02-08T14:20:21+00:00

General Health Research Scholarship Funding for 2018

2018-02-05T10:59:15+00:00

Australian Rotary Health and Rotary Clubs and Districts across Australia will dedicate $521,068 towards 32 Funding Partner PhD Scholarships, 2 Research Companion PhD Scholarships and 2 PTSD PhD Scholarships in 2018. These scholarships, along with the research mentioned in our recent mental health research funding announcement, make up a total of $2,177,444 allocated to health [...]

General Health Research Scholarship Funding for 2018 2018-02-05T10:59:15+00:00

Nelson Bay Rotarians Bowl Bare Foot for Mental Health

2018-01-22T13:09:24+00:00

On Thursday January 18, nearly forty members of the Rotary Club of Nelson Bay (including partners and family members) took part in a 'Hat Day' themed bare foot bowls night in recognition of Australian Rotary Health’s (ARH) annual Lift the Lid on Mental Illness celebration. The Club decided to hold their belated Hat Day event [...]

Nelson Bay Rotarians Bowl Bare Foot for Mental Health 2018-01-22T13:09:24+00:00

How I Live and Cope with Bipolar Disorder

2018-01-18T10:04:42+00:00

At first glance, I may seem just like any other working mother that you know. I’ve been married for 8 years, I’ve got two children, a dog, a mortgage, and a career. Nothing much about my appearance would mark me as someone who’s different, but if you knew me during my teens, then you would [...]

How I Live and Cope with Bipolar Disorder 2018-01-18T10:04:42+00:00

Australian Rotary Health Announces 2018 Mental Health Research Funding

2018-01-22T12:09:08+00:00

Australian Rotary Health is pleased to announce they will dedicate $1,598,008 towards research in a wide variety of mental health areas in 2018. This includes 11 new Mental Health Research Grant projects, 10 continuing Mental Health Research Grant projects, 2 new Postdoctoral Fellowships, 2 continuing Postdoctoral Fellowships, and 4 new Ian Scott PhD Scholarships in [...]

Australian Rotary Health Announces 2018 Mental Health Research Funding 2018-01-22T12:09:08+00:00

New Inroads Program Gains Traction

2018-01-15T14:50:10+00:00

It seems one popular New Years resolution this year may be to stop using drinking as a coping mechanism for anxiety, after registrations for the new online Inroads Program poured in during the first week of January. The Australian Rotary Health funded program, aimed at 17 to 24 year olds, was launched late last year [...]

New Inroads Program Gains Traction 2018-01-15T14:50:10+00:00

Funding Success for Long-Term Adolescent Drinking Study

2017-12-15T11:28:21+00:00

Previous funding from Australian Rotary Health has paved the way for further research in an important longitudinal cohort study, focussing on young people and drinking. Professor Richard Mattick from the National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre was awarded a $1,127,690 project grant from the NHMRC recently, adding five more years to the study that began [...]

Funding Success for Long-Term Adolescent Drinking Study 2017-12-15T11:28:21+00:00

Patients Know More Today About Colorectal Cancer Risk Factors

2017-12-20T10:54:40+00:00

A new Australian Rotary Health funded study suggests an improvement in knowledge of Colorectal Cancer risk factors over the last five years. Funding Partner PhD Scholarship recipient Natalie Dodd has recently published her research findings on Colorectal Cancer (CRC) in the Public Health Research & Practice journal. The aim of Natalie’s study was to examine [...]

Patients Know More Today About Colorectal Cancer Risk Factors 2017-12-20T10:54:40+00:00

Australian Rotary Health at SMHR2017

2017-12-11T15:44:54+00:00

Australian Rotary Health (ARH) was pleased to play a part at the Society for Mental Health Research (SMHR) conference once again this year, by running the annual Media Training Workshop and sponsoring the Australian Rotary Health Knowledge Dissemination Award. The 39th Annual SMHR conference ran from December 6-8 at the Hyatt Hotel in Canberra. It's [...]

Australian Rotary Health at SMHR2017 2017-12-11T15:44:54+00:00