Reflections on the International Association for Suicide Prevention

Samantha Gray The opportunity came up from a lecturer asking if students would like to add to their portfolio. The International Association for Suicide Prevention (IASP) were holding their World Congress on the Gold Coast. It was a great … [Read more...]

Unmasking the problem: disposable face masks and the environment

Neave Moore, Kayla Mclean & Ella Doyle Even with vaccinations rates climbing and freedoms slowing returning to locked down communities, masks are here to stay. Public transport, sport stadiums, restaurants, and indoor venues all require a … [Read more...]

Safe conversations on social media

Tayla Burgess In a pandemic full of lockdowns, online learning, and endless hours inside, social media platforms have become a valuable source of socialisation for youth across the globe. The safety of these online spaces though, especially for … [Read more...]

Suicide prevention congress brings together experts and experience

Samantha Gray For the first time ever, the International Congress of Suicide Prevention will be held fully online to connect academics, researchers, practitioners, and those with lived experience on a global scale. Suicide is a public … [Read more...]

On a health kick

Jonathan O'Neill Meet the players kicking goals for men's health. Soccer ball by J Dimas on Flickr Work, family, friends, a global pandemic - there have been a million excuses not to hit the gym this year. A new league in Queensland … [Read more...]

Explainer: Domestic Violence in Queensland

Monique Mita Queensland’s next Premier is all but guaranteed to be a woman, but where do the major parties stand on an issue that disproportionately affects women? The brutal murder of Hannah Clarke and her three children in the Brisbane … [Read more...]

Rural communities fight mental health strain

NSW farming photo Bec Ritchie Unsplash

ERIN RIETDYK There’s no arguing that rural communities in New South Wales have had it tough in recent years, being hit by drought, flood, bushfires, and now COVID-19.   But with the right amount of support and community engagement, … [Read more...]

Cultural safety training helps close health gap

Close the gap

HAYDYN EVANS Griffith University’s First Peoples Health Unit is leading the charge when it comes to eliminating racism in Australia’s health care system.   Over the past five years the First Peoples Health Unit has been working to … [Read more...]

Gold Coast yoga studio offers supportive space

Soul Squeeze studio clients

GEORGIA SCHAMPERS AND STAFF WRITERS A Gold Coast mother has embraced COVID-19 lockdown and found a solution for those seeking mental and physical stability during the pandemic by transforming an old work shed on her property into a yoga … [Read more...]

Mindfulness proves effective for students

Mindfulness and meditation Simon Rae Unsplash

ELIZABETH FOSTER Mindfulness has been a hot topic in the media in recent years, but despite the impression social media influencers and the burgeoning adult colouring book industry may have created, the practice is far from new.   In … [Read more...]