Week puts focus on Queensland’s mental health

Queensland Mental Health Week

JADE MACBETH There’s no arguing that 2020 has been a stressful and unsettling year, which is why Queensland Mental Health Week couldn’t come at a better time.   The state-wide event runs from October 10 to 18 and is a joint initiative … [Read more...]

LGBT+ community struggles over COVID stresses

Stress on young people

ALEXANDER MCKENNA COVID-19 and the social isolation it has created is having a negative effect on the mental health of members of the LGBT+ community both in Australia and around the world.   The pandemic affects people in different … [Read more...]

Pandemic makes youth addiction help harder

Youth addiction treatment problems

DINA GETOVA The COVID-19 pandemic is having a significant impact on youth drug and alcohol treatment, with self-isolation and safety restrictions making it more difficult for young people to seek help.   COVID-safe restrictions imposed … [Read more...]

Awareness week supports students’ mental health

Students discussing mental health issues

HARLLY A LEWIS This week staff and students from Griffith University are taking part in the university’s Mental Health and Wellbeing Week, to encourage conversation and awareness about mental health issues.   The week’s events … [Read more...]

Stay active for good mental health

Personal trainer Elly Candi boot camp

LIV EINEMO TOENJUM For years experts have been telling us exercise is good for our physical health, but staying active is just as important for maintaining a happy and healthy headspace.   Clinical and health psychologist Dr Nicola … [Read more...]

Honesty online opens mental health conversation

Mikayla Kersten

OLIVIA SIVA We all know it, but we don’t often talk about it; posts to social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter and Instagram can create a posed, edited, unrealistic snapshot of an individual’s life.   This superficial “social … [Read more...]

The Source News on Global Digital – 19 September 2019

Coming up today on The Source News, we hear about the climate strikes that are set to take place across the nation tomorrow, the psychological effects of video gaming on children, the Bureau of Meteorology warns of an active storm season and how it … [Read more...]

Photography exhibition fights mental health stigma

Collective Minds pop up gallery

JESSICA AMBLER LIVIN is partnering up with Robina Town Shopping Centre to raise awareness and break the stigma surrounding mental health conditions with a special pop-up photographic exhibition called Collective Minds.   The Collective … [Read more...]

Griffith Uni starts R U OK? Day conversation

Griffith University RUOK? Day

ASHLEIGH HARTLEY Tomorrow is R U OK? Day and Griffith University is taking the opportunity to create a safe space for its students to start a conversation about mental health.   R U OK? Day is a national movement with the goal of … [Read more...]

Aged care residents need more support

Aged care

COURTNEY KRUK Since commencing in December 2018, the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety has highlighted extensive issues surrounding the quality and regulation of care in Australian residential aged care facilities.   As … [Read more...]