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Big Talks for Little People

Big Talks for Little People Flinders University Researchers: PROFESSOR PHILLIP SLEE AND ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR SHANE PILL Priority Area: Youth Mental Health The Big Talks for Little People Mental Health Classroom Module is a digital kit that aims to help students better understand their mental health and enhance their wellbeing. The program has six 40-minute lessons, […]

How to mitigate the impact of viewing distressing Instagram content

How to mitigate the impact of viewing distressing Instagram content 2022 – Flinders University Researchers: Lead Investigator – Associate Professor Melanie Takarangi Priority Area: Youth Mental Health Overview: Although using social media platforms like Instagram can be positive, some experiences—such as exposure to explicit or upsetting content—may also be harmful, especially among adolescents. This project […]

Investigating the relationship between autism and posttraumatic stress disorder in young adults

Investigating the relationship between autism and posttraumatic stress disorder in young adults 2022-23 – Flinders University Researchers: Lead Investigator – Professor Robyn Young; Co-Investigator – Dr Alliyza Lim Priority Area: Youth Mental Health Overview: There are increasing suggestions that autistic individuals are more likely to perceive stressful events to be traumatic and to develop symptoms […]

Empowering young women through mental health peer support

Empowering young women through mental health peer support 2022-23 – University of South Australia Researchers: Lead Chief Investigator: Dr Michele Jarldon; Co-Investigators: Professor Nicole Moulding, Dr Jane Andrew Priority Area: Youth Mental Health Overview: Young people with mental health challenges in Australia are increasingly reaching out to their peers for help and support. A recent national survey of […]

The Wisdom Club: Ageing Well Through Intergenerational Connections

The Wisdom Club: Ageing Well Through Intergenerational Connections Flinders University 2021 Researchers: Associate Professor Tim Windsor, Dr Monica Cations Meaningful connections, purposeful activity, and generativity are central to the mental health and wellbeing of older adults and can be supported through volunteer activities with an intergenerational focus. To this end, we aimed to co-design and […]

“It takes a village to raise a child”: Developing mental health fitness in contemporary youth through community sport using a whole club – village – approach

“It takes a village to raise a child”: Developing mental health fitness in contemporary youth through community sport using a whole club – village – approach Flinders University 2021 Researchers: Professor Murray Drummond, Dr Sam Elliott Mental health among contemporary youth is critical. The role of sport can play a pivotal role in the development […]

Mental health effects of digital technology habits among families during COVID-19

Mental health effects of digital technology habits among families during COVID-19  Flinders University 2021 Researcher: Dr Daniel King COVID-19 has had major effects on the health and wellbeing of Australian children and families, particularly those who are self-isolating on an indefinite basis. Many children do not physically attend school or follow normal routines and engage […]

Level Playing Field: Young Males, Masculinity and Mental Wellbeing through Sport

Level Playing Field: Young Males, Masculinity and Mental Wellbeing through Sport Flinders University 2020 Researcher: Professor Murray Drummond Explore the way in which sporting clubs work with young males around mental health and wellbeing. He will also investigate how these spaces can be better used to promote positive mental health and change young men’s behaviours, […]

New mental health programs to support vulnerable youth at risk of suicide

New mental health programs to support vulnerable youth at risk of suicide Flinders University 2020 Researchers: PROFESSOR TRACEY WADE, LAURA EDNEY, NATASHA WOOD AND SUSAN NUM Breakthrough and the James and Diana Ramsay Foundation jointly funded a multi-year research project for a group therapy program aimed at young people who have engaged in self-harm and […]