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  1. 9 September 2020 - Health & Wellbeing

    Scaling up efforts to tackle male self-harm

    Males account for the vast majority of deaths by suicide and University of Melbourne researchers are leading a new effort to show which interventions work best.

  2. 7 September 2020 - Humanities

    Beyond beauty

    A University of Melbourne expert asks if we are undervaluing the role that beauty salon workers can play in reaching some of society’s most vulnerable members.

  3. 13 August 2020 - Health & Wellbeing

    People in aged care sector need psychological as well as physical protection

    Our aged care staff, as well as residents, need 'psychological PPE' to protect their mental wellbeing during COVID-19 say University of Melbourne experts.

  4. 12 August 2020 - Health & Wellbeing

    How could mental health peer support workers improve Emergency Departments?

    Peer support workers with lived experience benefit people in mental distress seeking help at an Emergency Department , finds University of Melbourne research.

  5. 6 August 2020 - Inside Business

    Parents of school-age kids during COVID-19? Yes, you’re stressed

    University of Melbourne research finds that Australian parents are feeling the burn of COVID-19 amid a major economic downturn and growing family-work conflict

  6. 20 July 2020 - Education

    Our changing identities under COVID-19

    The fallout from COVID-19 is a challenge to many people’s identity, but some of us have few resources to cope and need help warns University of Melbourne expert

  7. 17 July 2020 - Health & Wellbeing

    Is psychiatry shrinking what we think of as normal?

    Worries that "normality" is being medicalised by systemic inflation of psychiatric diagnosis criteria are overblown, University of Melbourne research finds.

  8. 12 July 2020 - Health & Wellbeing

    COVID-19 distancing especially hard on those with mood disorders

    Research suggests COVID-19 social distancing has weighed heavily on those with mood disorders, signalling need for support, says University of Melbourne expert

  9. 7 July 2020 - Health & Wellbeing

    What actually works for anxiety and depression?

    University of Melbourne experts have written user-friendly guides to the actual evidence for a host of treatments and therapies aimed at anxiety and depression.

  10. 30 June 2020 - Health & Wellbeing

    Is there a science to staying alive longer?

    A new book by a University of Melbourne expert applies the science of longevity to everyday life and how the daily decisions we make now can help us live longer