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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

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

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