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  1. 4 December 2017 - Engineering & Technology

    4 ways tech can help your mental health

    The headlines say digital technology is bad for our mental health, but University of Melbourne research finds new tech could provide future tools for treatment.

  2. 11 October 2017 - Health & Wellbeing

    What is mindfulness? Nobody really knows, and that’s a problem

    Mindfulness is all the rage in mainstream Western culture, but University of Melbourne research raises questions over how poorly defined and researched it is.

  3. 10 October 2017 - Health & Wellbeing

    Kids’ sleep a key indicator of wellbeing

    The ABC's massive children's happiness survey reveals that sleep is a key indicator of a child's wellbeing, according to University of Melbourne analysis

  4. 5 October 2017 - Health & Wellbeing

    Getting sick in space on the way to Mars

    On the long, deep-space journey to Mars, humans will face unique health risks - but a University of Melbourne expert says the solutions are closer than we think

  5. 7 September 2017 - Legal Affairs

    Unfit to plead: Imprisoned without conviction

    A two-year University of Melbourne project has identified that early support can reduce incidences of 'unfit to plead' cases in our criminal justice system.

  6. 21 August 2017 - Health & Wellbeing

    Mapping how schizophrenia changes brains

    A large University of Melbourne study has used brain scans to map the link between cognitive function and brain structure in people with schizophrenia.

  7. 20 July 2017 - Design

    Designing the right headspace

    Many of the spaces used to treat people with mental illness are inappropriate, argues a University of Melbourne expert.

  8. 12 June 2017 - Health & Wellbeing

    (Don’t) always look on the bright side of life

    University of Melbourne research finds societal pressure to feel happy could be bad for our mental health; even contributing to the prevalence of depression.

  9. 6 June 2017 - Legal Affairs

    Chemical restraint: Behind locked doors

    Chemical restraint, often used to control people with disabilities and dementia, needs to be monitored and regulated argues a University of Melbourne expert.

  10. Podcast23 March 2017 - Up Close

    The human cost of homophobia and transphobia

    Psychiatric epidemiologist Michael King talks about the psychological damage suffered by victims of homophobia and transphobia, and spells out what can be done.