Recent information released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics states that Australian females aged between 15 and 24 are 50 per cent more likely to induce an anxiety related mental illness than males. Continue reading Young women are twice as likely to be enduring anxiety
University can be a stressful time for students having to balance work, education and a social life. Continue reading Financial stress a major burden on student success
More than 1.4 million students currently attend Australian universities; where uni is known as a time for fun, independence and the transition to adulthood. Continue reading Why are university students so prone to mental illness?
By Shannon Chamberlain. A new study by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) reveals the number of South Australian men who died by suicide is three times higher than that of females. The study shows a total of 174 men and 62 women took their own lives in 2015. Chair of Mental Health Nursing at the University of South Australia Professor Nicholas Procter says the … Continue reading Gender stigma contributes to more men taking their own lives
By Sam Aebi Youth mental health awareness organisation Batyr hosted free barbeques for students at all UniSA campuses on R U OK? Day. The organisation, which has reached over 70,000 young people through their programs, provided free food for students at the Mawson Lakes, Magill, City East and West UniSA campuses on Thursday. Students could enjoy a sausage or veggie patty in bread among the … Continue reading Batyr provide free barbeque at UniSA campuses to encourage students to speak out about their mental health on R U OK? Day
By Emily Cosenza, Alyssa McKellar and Emma Warren. A study by mental health foundation, Headspace, has found that around 80 per cent of students feel anxiety, and a lack of energy and motivation. The study, which asked students about the previous 12 months, also found that one in three students thought about self-harm or suicide and one in two experienced panic. 21-year-old Alyce, who was … Continue reading Mental health among uni students hits new lows
By Dante DeBono National Youth Mental Health Foundation, Headspace, has launched a campaign encouraging fathers to talk about mental health with their sons. The campaign advises fathers about how to recognise the warning signs of mental health issues and how to support their child through difficult times. It also raises awareness of the services and resources Headspace provide, both online and at their centres. Headspace … Continue reading One talk at a time: combating the mental ill-health of young men