Caring for the carers
National Carers Week is a time to think about the unpaid work done by millions caring for loved ones with mental ill health say University of Melbourne experts.
When kids get stressed out by the stress of others
Empathy is vital for our social functioning. But new University of Melbourne research finds that children who are particularly empathic are also more anxious.
Judicial stress falls heaviest on magistrates
A survey of Australian judicial officers finds magistrates are the most vulnerable to stress and burnout, according to University of Melbourne research
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.
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
Why do we say things we later regret?
Why do we say things we shouldn't? In a series of experiments University of Melbourne research finds that being aroused makes us less careful about what we say.
Wellbeing survey of Australia’s judiciary reveals risk of distress and burnout
University of Melbourne survey of the wellbeing of judges and magistrates shows judiciary coping well with high stress, but many show risk of distress, burnout
How technology is boosting our young people’s wellbeing
One in five young people experience anxiety and depression linked to their school life; University of Melbourne research is using technology to boost wellbeing.
Are we taking care of the carers?
Carers and support workers in disability and aged care are crucial but University of Melbourne research suggests working conditions are taking a mental toll.
The mental cost of keeping a secret
On average, we keep around 17 secrets we've been told; but according to new University of Melbourne research, they often comes with strings attached.