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
Women who use force
While family violence is predominantly perpetrated by men, it’s important to understand the reason why some women use force, say University of Melbourne experts
How could mental health peer support workers improve Emergency Departments?
Peer support workers with lived experience benefit people in mental distress seeking help at an Emergency Department , finds University of Melbourne research.
What’s the impact of COVID-19 on pre-school kids?
A new University of Melbourne survey is looking to understand the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on younger kids – and why they may not simply bounce back.
A powerful opportunity for change
A University of Melbourne expert asks can the challenges we face during the coronavirus pandemic help us reconsider what matters most and how we live our lives?
Simple ways to support people dealing with traumatic events
As thousands process the emotional impact of being affected by the Australian bushfires, a University of Melbourne expert gives some tips on providing support
The children left behind by domestic homicide
Children who lose a parent to domestic homicide are often treated as collateral damage. University of Melbourne research is putting the focus back on the child.
Understanding posttraumatic nightmares
University of Melbourne research on rescripting dreams suggests posttraumatic nightmares are in fact a range of different phenomena needing targeted treatments
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.
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