Mindfulness is everywhere, but what actually is it?
University of Melbourne psychologist Dr Nicholas Van Dam explains that despite it being mentioned everywhere, mindfulness isn't what many of us think it is.
Victorian kids’ mental health hit hardest during 2020
The pandemic affected the mental health of young Victorian children more than those in other states in 2020 says study including University of Melbourne experts
Why have nearly half of transgender Australians attempted suicide?
New University of Melbourne research finds that discrimination must be addressed to reduce alarming rates of attempted suicide among transgender Australians.
Transforming mental health care through lived experience
By co-designing mental health care with people who have lived experience, researchers aim to rebuild Australia's system, says a University of Melbourne expert.
Psychedelic medicine: A mental health game changer?
Psychedelic compounds are showing promise as potential treatments for mental illness say experts from University of Melbourne and Western Sydney University
How to (sleigh) ride your emotions this Christmas
For people feeling down or stressed this COVID-normal holiday period, University of Melbourne experts have some evidence-based tips for managing your emotions.
Parents with children at home reach breaking point
High mental stress among working parents in wake of COVID-19 highlights need for policies that address work-family conflict, say University of Melbourne experts
Pets and Australians: Who has what?
HILDA Survey reveals close to two-thirds of Australians have at least one pet, with dogs most popular followed by cats say University of Melbourne experts
The science of supporting others
University of Melbourne experts provide six evidence-based tips for providing support in times of extreme change –finding our ‘COVID normal'.
Do new doctors get enough child health experience?
Many new doctors entering General Practice seem to lack confidence dealing with child mental health and behaviour problems says University of Melbourne research