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Practising Self-Compassion When You Have a Chronic Illness

2019-03-20T15:36:34+00:00

Living with Crohn’s disease since her teenaged years, Dr Amy Finlay-Jones has experienced first-hand the importance of practising self-compassion. Now, with a Mental Health Research Grant from Australian Rotary Health, she hopes to help others cope with the challenges of chronic illness through online self-compassion training. “Chronic physical illness affects 10-20% of Australian youth and [...]

Practising Self-Compassion When You Have a Chronic Illness2019-03-20T15:36:34+00:00

Tackling Bullying Victimisation on the National Day of Action Against Bullying and Violence

2019-03-15T14:36:55+00:00

On the National Day of Action Against Bullying and Violence (March 15), Dr Sally Fitzpatrick and her team at Macquarie University are taking action through their research on reducing the impact of bullying victimisation on children's mental health outcomes. With an Australian Rotary Health Mental Health Research Grant, Dr Fitzpatrick will conduct a randomised controlled [...]

Tackling Bullying Victimisation on the National Day of Action Against Bullying and Violence2019-03-15T14:36:55+00:00

Better Outcomes For Children With Kidney Transplants

2019-03-14T10:07:42+00:00

In children and young people with kidney problems, kidney transplantations can be vital in improving their quality of life, survival and development. However, there are some challenges when it comes to post-transplant care and adherence to treatment. With a Rotary District 9650 'Jack Wilson' Kidney Research PhD Scholarship from Australian Rotary Health, James Tang (from the [...]

Better Outcomes For Children With Kidney Transplants2019-03-14T10:07:42+00:00

Doctors Often Don’t Have the Answers When Treating Women With Endometriosis

2019-03-11T10:49:25+00:00

New research funded by Australian Rotary Health reveals that doctors face uncertainty when it comes to providing care to women with endometriosis. Kate Young from Monash University was awarded an Ian Scott PhD Scholarship in 2014 to examine healthcare for endometriosis (a chronic inflammatory condition experienced by women) from the perspectives of affected women and [...]

Doctors Often Don’t Have the Answers When Treating Women With Endometriosis2019-03-11T10:49:25+00:00

Checking in After a Suicide Attempt

2019-03-06T14:10:48+00:00

An Australian Rotary Health funded research study will focus on optimising follow-up strategies for when young people leave hospital after an episode of self-harm or a suicide attempt. Dr Mark Larsen at the Black Dog Institute was awarded a Mental Health Research Grant (co-funded by Neville & Patti Parsons) this year to look at how [...]

Checking in After a Suicide Attempt2019-03-06T14:10:48+00:00

Helping People With Cerebral Palsy Walk Further

2019-03-05T11:04:16+00:00

Sizes of leg muscles in people with cerebral palsy can be half the size of muscles in people who don’t have cerebral palsy, making it difficult for them to walk or run. A new study funded by Australian Rotary Health (ARH) and the Rotary Club of St Ives has found that exercise may help people [...]

Helping People With Cerebral Palsy Walk Further2019-03-05T11:04:16+00:00

A Resource to Prevent Poor Body Image and Eating Disorders in Pre-schoolers

2019-02-27T14:03:33+00:00

Early childhood professionals are receiving training on how to disseminate a new resource that promotes positive body image and healthy eating patterns in young children, as part of a research trial funded by Australian Rotary Health. Dr Laura Hart at La Trobe University was awarded the Australian Rotary Health Colin Dodds Postdoctoral Fellowship in 2015 [...]

A Resource to Prevent Poor Body Image and Eating Disorders in Pre-schoolers2019-02-27T14:03:33+00:00

An Integrated Parenting Intervention for Autism Spectrum Disorder

2019-02-26T16:05:47+00:00

Australian Rotary Health (ARH) is funding a trial of the world’s first integrated intervention for parents of children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), to help improve treatments for children with ASD. Professor Mark Dadds from the University of Sydney was awarded an ARH Mental Health Research Grant this year to trial a brief ASD intervention [...]

An Integrated Parenting Intervention for Autism Spectrum Disorder2019-02-26T16:05:47+00:00

Does Dairy Affect Our Mood and Cognition?

2019-02-25T15:28:07+00:00

New research at the Food and Mood Centre, Deakin University will examine whether dairy consumption affects our mood and cognition. Meghan Hockey was awarded an Ian Scott PhD Scholarship from Australian Rotary Health this year to assess the possible differential effects of A2 dairy products, compared to conventional dairy products, on symptoms of depression and [...]

Does Dairy Affect Our Mood and Cognition?2019-02-25T15:28:07+00:00

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