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Suicides by Young People More Likely to Occur in Clusters than Suicides by Adults

A study funded by Australian Rotary Health has highlighted the importance of targeting youth for suicide cluster prevention, after it was found suicides in young people were three times more likely to occur in a [...]

Partners in Parenting Program Improves Teen Mental Health

Parents taking part in a recent study funded by Australian Rotary Health (ARH) have said that a new parenting program has helped to improve their teenager’s mood. Lead investigator of the study Associate Professor Marie [...]

Looking at Why Acute Myeloid Leukemia Patients Relapse After Treatment

A new study funded by Australian Rotary Health may be able to explain why patients with Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML) relapse after treatment. Steven Ngo from Monash University was awarded a Funding Partner PhD Scholarship [...]

An Effective Treatment for Depression on the Go

An Australian Rotary Health (ARH) funded research study has found that app-based treatments for depression with mood monitoring features, may be a positive alternative to seeking treatment face-to-face. From 2015-2018, Dr Matthew Fuller-Tyszkiewicz at Deakin [...]

Social Processing in People with Autism Vs Williams Syndrome

New research funded by Australian Rotary Health is the first to show that social processing difficulties in Autism Spectrum Disorder and Williams Syndrome may occur when they see faces paired with biographical information. Kelsie Boulton [...]

New Program Effective in Reducing Stress in Toddlers

A new program funded by Australian Rotary Health has been found to reduce stress in toddlers by teaching parents how to control their own responses to their child’s emotions. Associate Professor Sophie Havighurst from the [...]

Health Consequences of Intimate Partner Violence For Children

Children exposed to family violence are more likely to have emotional and behavioural difficulties in middle childhood, according to new research funded by Australian Rotary Health. Professor Stephanie Brown and her team from Murdoch Children’s [...]

Using Social Norms to Engage Parents in Child Behaviour Interventions

New research funded by Australian Rotary Health suggests that while the majority of parents are enthusiastic about online parenting programs, more parents are likely to use the programs if they are recommended by other parents. [...]

Investigating the Prospective Wellbeing of Asylum Seeking Children in Australia

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 [...]

Infections During Late Pregnancy a Risk Factor for Developing Schizophrenia

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 [...]