Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
Building togetherness in the face of disaster
A ten year University of Melbourne study into the Black Saturday bushfires highlights importance of community and connection in a lesson for future disasters
The morals and ethics of the COVID-19 frontline
University of Melbourne experts say Victoria’s healthcare workers need a comprehensive program to help them avoid moral injury and its impacts through COVID-19.
What is COVID-19 doing to our mental health?
The COVID-19 pandemic is affecting people's mental wellbeing. But a University of Melbourne expert says we can all take steps to keep ourselves mentally healthy
Understanding posttraumatic nightmares
University of Melbourne research on rescripting dreams suggests posttraumatic nightmares are in fact a range of different phenomena needing targeted treatments
Bushfire trauma puts schooling at risk
University of Melbourne study of nearly 25,000 kids finds those especially exposed to the Black Saturday bushfires are more likely to be behind at school
Can alternative therapies help PTSD?
Do alternative therapies for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder actually help? Maybe, but we urgently need actual evidence argues a University of Melbourne expert.
War and trauma: Learning the lessons
Recognition and treatment of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder in the military has come a long way. A University of Melbourne expert looks at the past and future
Black Saturday: the hidden costs
A six-year study of the mental toll of Australia's worst bushfire, Black Saturday, shows the fallout lasts years but social ties are key to resilience.
Helping survivors overcome disaster trauma
Researchers will develop and pilot an online tool to identify and help survivors who are not coping with the aftermath of disasters.