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Research aims to improve youth mental health services

Youth mental health

New research will focus on designing more responsive service models to manage the demand for South Australia’s youth mental health services.

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What makes vets feel good at work?

Future vets in training

Receiving a simple thank you, spending time with peers and further developing their expertise, are all factors that make veterinarians feel good at work, according to a new study by researchers at the University of Adelaide.

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Screens seem ok for young people in lockdown

Screens seem ok for young people in lockdown

Young adults have suffered disproportionate mental illness during the COVID-19 pandemic due to a combination of employment, study, and financial challenges specific to their transitional stage of life, but green infrastructure and screen time appear to help, a new study from the University of Adelaide has found.

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Green space or light at night – how do we improve health?

Green city

There is a growing body of evidence that exposure to green space is good for our health but a new study from the University of Adelaide has found that this may equally be due to how much light we are exposed to at night.

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Green beats screens for kids’ wellbeing

A University of Adelaide review of 186 studies from around the world has found “green time” is far better for children and adolescents mental health and academic achievement than screen time.

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Masonic Charities funding boosts SA’s online mental health lifeline for all Australians

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Recognising the huge need for improved access to mental health support, especially for isolated communities, Masonic Charities has made a $650,000 commitment to support a research partnership between the University of Adelaide and the University of South Australia to develop an interactive, online wellbeing tool to help people with practical, evidence-based strategies to manage stress, adapt to change and strengthen their mental health and wellbeing.

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First study on the health conditions of adults one month into COVID-19 lockdown

A new study provides one of the earliest pieces of evidence that the COVID-19 outbreak affected people not only physically but also mentally. 

The preliminary results reveal adults in locations more affected by COVID-19 had lower physical health, mental health and life satisfaction. 

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