Education through to the end of high school is a birthright in Australia but many kids are missing out on important parts of that birthright in ways that leave them feeling like losers and outsiders.
Mindfulness exercises can help PhD students manage the stress of completing their thesis.
I wanted to connect the happiness research I'd been doing over the years with what was happening, or indeed not happening, in the world.
Dancing, drumming, visiting galleries and so on are one of the best ways of enhancing public health.
Many current interventions focus on raising awareness of suicide, or preventing suicide at the point just prior to death. Many of those not assessed as being at "high risk" are left without support.
For our country to have a sustainable future, we need to ensure all Australians have access to quality education and healthcare and take steps to reduce inequality.
There were 6,566 more suicides in the 2008-09 period that were a direct consequence of the rapid decline of equity values.
Past studies have found acting extraverted can even make introverts happy. But a new study had the opposite findings.
Can happiness really be mapped?
We all know some foods are good for our physical health, but what about our mental health?
Focusing on two determinants of mental health can help pupils prevent issues arising.
Universities need to work with staff, students and the community to ensure their health policies are effective.
The world's "most liveable city" ranking is based on an index designed for companies sending their employees overseas. It's not relevant to the average person.
People intuitively know what is best for their mental health. A new approach suggests enforcing this belief like regular exercise.
Economists, politicians and the media watch GDP closely. But it isn't the best way to measure the health of the US economy.
Positive education pairs the traditional focus of schools on academic achievement with positive psychology interventions to support student wellbeing.
When young adults create and share online content focused on consumer products, it can trigger a social comparison process that results in feelings of inferiority and low self-esteem.
New tools to help people use their smartphones in less detrimental ways are a good start, but could be even better at protecting users' well-being.
Gardening not only provides nutritious food, but a reminder of home for refugees.
There are more than a thousand chief happiness officers on LinkedIn but their roles differ wildly.