Grieving the queen’s passing can be different to grieving the loss of someone we were close to. It’s also complicated by politics, colonialism and the contest about who she really was.
With the goal of ‘business as usual’, politicians will continue to reduce COVID protections without immediate consequence while transmission is low. But then the next wave will come.
Will two fewer days of isolation make much of a difference to COVID case numbers?
Role play and drama offer young people struggling with mental health issues an opportunity to explore the feelings that can lead to suicide.
While COVID has become less deadly, it has disproportionately claimed the lives of older and poorer Australians. Others have missed out on necessary preventative care during the pandemic.
Despite rising cases and deaths, governments are have not even raised the prospect of imposing some public health restrictions.
We modelled the impact small reductions in transmission would have on COVID deaths. We found a 20% drop could save the lives of 500 Victorians this year, or 2,000 people nationally.
There are benefits to group exercise, but relying too much on a group may leave people less resilient for solo exercise, especially if suddenly cut off from a group as many were during COVID-19.
Omicron BA.2 case numbers are unlikely to reach worrying heights requiring reinstating restrictions.
Vaccine passes have outlived their usefulness, at least for now. But as New Zealand’s Omicron wave begins to subside, other public health measures remain vitally important.
The mental health impact of the pandemic has not affected everyone equally. An equitable approach to mental health promotion, prevention and treatment can help ensure equitable access to services.
While public health measures in schools and hospitals aim to reduce COVID transmission, people with disability who have support workers in their homes have largely been forgotten.
The willingness of the executive to pre-empt criticism by amending COVID regulations has arguably strengthened its position.
From tennis players to government officials, double standards in law have big-picture consequences.
The revolt over new restrictions comes in stark contrast to support of other draconian laws.
The delay in vaccinating children means public health measures will be vital in keeping COVID under control in the community.
Teens have been through a lot in the pandemic and things won’t simply go back to normal as the nation opens up. Here’s how to support their mental health during the transition.
Presentations to a Melbourne eating disorder clinic jumped by 63% in 2020, as young people struggled with isolation, loneliness and boredom.
Employers need to go beyond the public health orders to ensure their workers are safe from COVID. Here are four key areas to focus on.
Vaccines alone aren’t enough to protect against the highly contagious Delta variant.