September Newsletter

Is Headspace Really Improving Young People’s Mental Healthperson-801789_1280

With government funding, headspace centres have rapidly expanded in number from an initial ten in 2006-2007 to a planned 100 by 2016. But this expansion has occurred before any evaluation of whether headspace services actually improve young people’s mental health.


GenesStudy Of Holocaust Survivors Finds Trauma Passed On To Children’s Genes

Genetic changes stemming from the trauma suffered by Holocaust survivors are capable of being passed on to their children, the clearest sign yet that one person’s life experience can affect subsequent generations.




A New Type of ADHD? Head Injuries In Children Linked To Long-Term Attention Problems

Children who suffer an injury to the brain — even a minor one — are more likely to experience attention issues, according to a study published Monday in the journal Pediatrics.



Teens With Insomnia At Greater Risk For Self-Harmmarion in da hałs

A new study has found that teens who suffer from sleep difficulties, such as insomnia and short sleep duration, are significantly more likely to engage in self-harm compared to teens with healthy sleep patterns.



What Do You Do When Your Child Has Mental Health Problems?bigstock_Mum_regrets_the_daughter_18346586

Megan* can pinpoint the exact moment she knew she could not take it anymore. It was late afternoon on a perfect Sydney day and the mother-of-three was racing her eldest daughter to the emergency department of Westmead Hospital…read more



imagesSN3XSVVPBrain Training Calms Children With Autism, Hyperactivity

A pioneer in brain plasticity ­research, US neuroscientist ­Michael Merzenich, told a group of principals and teachers in ­Brisbane yesterday that “brain ­retraining” would soon be as common as physical fitness programs.