Sensing a serious problem
New wearable technology, that includes the University of Melbourne, could help people working in harsh environments, like mining, to monitor their own wellbeing
A paw in need
Therapy dogs have supported young people experiencing homelessness in a pilot being assessed by a University of Melbourne expert on homelessness and its causes.
Helping high anxiety on holiday
Holidays are fun, but can be a struggle for the one in seven Australians suffering anxiety - a University of Melbourne expert gives some festive advice.
How a pot plant or five is good for you
Having five pot plants in your room can cleanse the air and make you feel food, says a new University of Melbourne and RMIT analysis of decades of past evidence
Beyond Growth: adding wellbeing to the balance sheet
The University of Melbourne teams with an ambitious project to consult with Australians to research measures of social progress to take us beyond the economy
Taking positive psychology to a group level
Research psychologist Lindsay Oades explains how positive psychology is moving to a systems level to promote more skillful interaction within organisations.
It takes two to write and laugh
Sisters Lisa Gibbs and Bernadette Hellard have found fun and success in writing children's books that aim to build the resilience of younger readers.
Making workplace laws work for those with disabilities
A new approach to welfare-to-work programs should make it easier for people with disabilities to find employment, but women continue to face added disadvantage.
Positive psychology much more than ‘Happyology’
Lifelong wellbeing is determined more by our patterns of behaviour over a trajectory rather than by any particular critical event.