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  1. Podcast28 April 2021 - Eavesdrop on Experts

    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.

  2. 7 April 2021 - Health & Wellbeing

    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

  3. 23 March 2021 - Health & Medicine

    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.

  4. 16 March 2021 - Health & Wellbeing

    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.

  5. 12 January 2021 - Health & Wellbeing

    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

  6. 21 December 2020 - Health & Wellbeing

    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.

  7. 9 December 2020 - Inside Business

    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

  8. 18 November 2020 - Inside Business

    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

  9. 13 November 2020 - Health & Wellbeing

    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'.

  10. 8 November 2020 - Health & Wellbeing

    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