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Investigating the Prospective Wellbeing of Asylum Seeking Children in Australia

2019-04-10T14:47:58+10:00

Australian Rotary Health is funding the first study to investigate the mental health of immigrant, refugee and asylum seeker families settling with children in Australia. Professor Zachary Steel from the University of New South Wales was offered a Mental Health Research Grant this year to look at the mental health trajectories of asylum seeking children [...]

Investigating the Prospective Wellbeing of Asylum Seeking Children in Australia2019-04-10T14:47:58+10:00

Infections During Late Pregnancy a Risk Factor for Developing Schizophrenia

2019-04-08T12:01:59+10:00

A PhD research project funded by Australian Rotary Health has found that infections during later stages of pregnancy may increase the likelihood of the child developing schizophrenia. Ryan Duchatel from the University of Newcastle was awarded an Ian Scott PhD Scholarship by Australian Rotary Health from 2014-2017 to examine the effects of how infections during [...]

Infections During Late Pregnancy a Risk Factor for Developing Schizophrenia2019-04-08T12:01:59+10:00

Successful Eating Disorder Online Intervention for Youth to be Expanded

2019-04-04T10:11:10+10:00

Funding from Australian Rotary Health will allow more young people to have access to a successful online intervention for eating disorders. The Media Smart – Targeted (MST) online intervention was first developed by a team of researchers at Flinders University (SA) to reduce eating disorder risk in body dissatisfied women aged 18 to 25. This [...]

Successful Eating Disorder Online Intervention for Youth to be Expanded2019-04-04T10:11:10+10:00

Making Mental Health Treatment More Inclusive

2019-03-27T16:00:25+10:00

One of Dr Peter Baldwin’s key goals is to make mental health treatments available to all people. To him, this includes every Australian, regardless of their abilities. With a Mental Health Research Grant from Australian Rotary Health, Dr Baldwin at the Black Dog Institute (NSW), will test an online mental health tool designed for young [...]

Making Mental Health Treatment More Inclusive2019-03-27T16:00:25+10:00

An eHealth Tool to Reduce Inappropriate Use of Antidepressants

2019-03-26T14:15:27+10:00

A new study funded by Australian Rotary Health (ARH) will develop an eHealth tool aimed at reducing inappropriate use of antidepressants, while keeping patients mentally well. Amy Coe at the University of Melbourne was awarded the Kaiyu PhD Scholarship by ARH this year to investigate and determine the needs and expectations of patients and general [...]

An eHealth Tool to Reduce Inappropriate Use of Antidepressants2019-03-26T14:15:27+10:00

Practising Self-Compassion When You Have a Chronic Illness

2019-04-02T15:26:37+10:00

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 (funded by the Perron Foundation), she hopes to help others cope with the challenges of chronic illness through online self-compassion training. “Chronic physical illness affects [...]

Practising Self-Compassion When You Have a Chronic Illness2019-04-02T15:26:37+10:00

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

2019-03-15T14:36:55+10:00

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+10:00

Better Outcomes For Children With Kidney Transplants

2019-03-14T10:07:42+10:00

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+10:00

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

2019-03-11T10:49:25+10:00

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+10:00

Checking in After a Suicide Attempt

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

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+10:00