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  1. 23 May 2019 - Humanities

    When there is no ritual to dream: The silence of Indigenous suicide

    A University of Melbourne academic says the high rate of Indigenous youth suicide can only be addressed if all Australians confont historical and modern racism.

  2. 16 April 2019 - Health & Wellbeing

    Changing the image problem of electroconvulsive therapy

    Many see electroconvulsive therapy as a barbaric treatment, but involving patient’s families in ECT can dispel stigma, says a University of Melbourne expert.

  3. 7 March 2019 - Health & Wellbeing

    Backing the strengths of Aboriginal young people

    We need to use the strengths of Aboriginal youth if we are to close the gap says the University of Melbourne's Professor Sandra Eades.

  4. 7 March 2019 - Health & Wellbeing

    Protecting patients and their doctors

    By combining law and medicine, University of Melbourne Associate Professor Marie Bismark focuses on improving patient safety and the wellbeing of practitioners.

  5. 28 February 2019 - Health & Wellbeing

    Museums: They’re good for your health

    University of Melbourne research finds that visiting museums and other cultural venues can help older Australians with their mental and physical wellbeing.

  6. 6 February 2019 - Health & Wellbeing

    Black Saturday: Understanding disaster recovery and resilience

    Black Saturday taught us that disasters are a unique form of trauma; University of Melbourne experts say learning how to respond is key to helping recovery.

  7. 19 January 2019 - Legal Affairs

    Why are the rates of restrictive practices in Victoria’s mental health services so high?

    Victoria has the highest rate of restrictive practices in mental health in Australia; and University of Melbourne experts say the Royal Commission needs to act.

  8. 19 December 2018 - Health & Wellbeing

    Disability, thoughts of suicide and Australian men

    Men in Australia are much more at risk of suicide; new research from the University of Melbourne looks what this means for Australian men with a disability.

  9. 13 December 2018 - Education

    How can we help students connect?

    University of Melbourne research shows it's hard for both local and international students to make friends on campus without intervention from teaching staff.

  10. 10 December 2018 - Health & Wellbeing

    Helping people with severe mental illness live longer and healthier

    A major new study from the University of Melbourne is looking at how to reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease for people with severe mental illness.