Living near oil and gas production can affect mental health, driving stress and feelings of depression.
The government has boosted funding for mental health services in light of the pandemic. But will these extra services get to where they are most needed?
The need to keep a physical distance conflicts with adolescents’ natural desire to connect with friends - their regular source of distraction and emotional support.
Our mental health and economy are suffering from this pandemic. Parent support programs are a proven way to improve both.
During Mental Health Week, let's look at why some people, such as those experiencing depression or substance dependency, struggle to make decisions like everyone else.
The global cost of lost productivity due to depression and anxiety disorders is jarring. Around 4.7 billion days of productivity a year are lost.
We interviewed Victorians working — or not working — in the arts during the pandemic lockdown to learn about their mental health. We found they are struggling.
In February Australian Treasurer Josh Frydenberg called the idea of a well-being budget 'laughable'. It's time he took it seriously.
Social media and changing ideas about masculinity are making more and more young men believe their body is too small, skinny or insufficiently muscular.
Why structured contact with nature, rolled out with government support, will go a long way to solving the psychological distress of coronavirus.
An overwhelming majority of respondents didn't think that their life under lockdown and wider pandemic conditions affected their mental health.
The suggestion that 'reckless' young people and students are the root cause of a second Covid wave is problematic, unhelpful and not true.
More funding for these organisations is a narrow approach. It favours those who are well-off, literate in English, urban, and have more easily-treated conditions.
Cut yourself some slack. For most people, the pandemic has been a unique challenge.
Health-care workers' access to personal protective equipment, along with appropriate infection control procedures, affected their mental health during the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Children struggle amidst adversity, but these tumultuous and highly emotional times make it a critical time to teach 'resilience' – giving kids coping skills.
A sense of purpose and a social bond on the pitch.
Here are four thoughts and feelings it's common to have when you have a new baby.
Lockdowns have a key role in controlling COVID-19 but we must be aware of the risks of isolating people who are vulnerable to suicidal distress.
Feel like you're facing too many pandemic-related unknowns? Reframing what it means to not know can help you break the uncertainty-anxiety connection.