A digital age of stress relief

SHILOH PAYNE Australians are going online in search of relief from our most common mental health condition - anxiety. BeyondBlue reports more than two million Australians suffer from anxiety, but some are finding comfort through a relatively new … [Read more...]

Therapy dog use on the rise in Australia

Darcy the therapy dog

JESSICA MCLAUGHLIN It is not unusual to use physical therapy and rehabilitation to help people recover from accidents or injuries. It’s a tried and tested recovery technique. But in recent years a much newer and much more surprising recovery … [Read more...]

Need for more discussion around paedophilia in order to prevent child sex abuse

TAYLOR TOOVEY Paedophilia is a stigmatised and misunderstood mental disorder that Australia needs to have more open conversations about if we are to help prevent it. This is a serious mental illness that doesn't have a uniform cause or cure, … [Read more...]

Pressure of university a big trigger of anxiety in students

CASSANDRA MULHERN As semester two of the 2015 university year comes to a close, students are preparing for the stress of final assignments and exams, resulting in intense anxiety for many. Stress is not uncommon among university students, … [Read more...]

Researcher soon to release findings on CSG mental health impacts

GAVIN COOTE A psychology researcher is nearing completion of a comprehensive study into the mental health impacts coal seam gas exploration may have on farmers. University of New England PhD candidate Methuen Morgan, formerly a farmer at … [Read more...]