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Prevention of Eating Disorders in Young People


Fine-Tuning Accessibility to Body Image Interventions   While we know that mental health problems are common in young people, it tends to be quite a “hidden” problem. This is a notion Associate Professor Susan Byrne has become quite familiar with in her 25 years working in the field of mental health. [...]

teen Mental Health First Aid


Australian Rotary Health Addresses Mental Health Funding Gap teen Mental Health First Aid is a classroom training program for high-school students in Years 10-12 to learn how to support a friend who has mental health problems. teen Mental Health First Aid involves learning to use an action plan over 3 class sessions: The [...]

Emergency Services Finalists Announced


Minister for Emergency Services Announce Finalists   On Tuesday May 30, Minister for Emergency Services Troy Grant announced the 24 finalists for the 2017 Rotary NSW Emergency Services Community Awards. Here are the finalists for 2017: Fire and Rescue NSW Finalists:  Marine Rescue NSW Finalists: Mr Scott Hanley – Liverpool Mr Daniel Hatton – [...]

Recognising Community Services, Supporting PTSD Research


Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Research   Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is often associated with veterans of war; however, the disorder can affect anyone who has been exposed to one or multiple traumatic events. According to Dr Sam Harvey from the University of New South Wales and the Black Dog Institute, about 10 per [...]

Improving Patient Outcomes for One of the Deadliest Cancers


Pancreatic Cancer Research   While we have seen some decline in the mortality rates for other cancers over the years, the patient outcome for pancreatic cancer has seen very little improvement and has earned a spot as one of the deadliest types of cancer. Norbaini Razak from Curtin University is one person who [...]

‘Tickled Pink’ to be Able to Facilitate Research


District Funds Research into Epidermolysis Bullosa During her husband’s year as District Governor for Rotary District 9650, Kerry Anderson took on the challenge to raise money for an Australian Rotary Health Funding Partner PhD Scholarship. Kerry and some members of her family suffer from Epidermolysis Bullosa Simplex, a rare genetic condition that causes the skin [...]

Helping Hearts Through Research


Studies in Detection and Prevention of Atherosclerosis Vascular Disease   Cardiovascular Disease remains the leading cause of death globally, accounting for 15 million deaths in 2015. Although these figures are somewhat frightening, it can be comforting to know there are researchers out there fighting to bring these statistics down. One of those people [...]