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The MCG - where you'd usually expect to find our AFL heroes - not in a ballet studio?

The Last Time I Cried: A reimagining of masculinity

October 26, 2020

The question is simple; the concept: ground-breaking. When was the last time you cried? Hamish...

There was a marked decrease in the number of hospital beds available in South Australian public psychiatric hospitals in 2017/18 with just 157 beds, compared to 225 in 2016/17.

Hope, despite a broken mental health system

October 20, 2020

Many people face an uphill battle in obtaining help for their mental health – not just overcoming the stigma attached to seeking help, but also in terms of the quality of care available from an underfunded and understaffed health service. Thankfully, grassroots projects are providing support to those in need.

Cheers or tears? Counselling and support services have received more requests for help this year due to COVID

Drying out after lockdown

October 20, 2020

People have been negatively affected by alcohol-related issues throughout the pandemic and rehabilitation services have never been more vital.

Being cut off from social interaction during the pandemic can seem even more isolating in remote rural areas where community is everything. Photo: Courtesy Bec Ritchie/Unsplash

Rural communities fight mental health strain

October 15, 2020

There’s no arguing that rural communities in New South Wales have had it tough in recent years, being h...

O’Shea’s decontamination team are ready for the job.

Meet the people behind SA’s meth lab decontamination industry

October 15, 2020

On the nightly television news, images of meth lab busts by police are not uncommon. But what happens after everyone leaves the crime scene?

Grom session: Children in the Juiced Up Groms program are outside and having fun

Disconnect to reconnect

October 15, 2020

Many Australian children swipe and tap away their free time and it is starting to take its toll

Laurel House team leader Kerinda Camilleri said the charity needs more resources to be able to employ after-hours counsellors

Police push for late-night assault counselling

September 30, 2020

Sunshine Coast Police are trying to gain State Government funding for the sexual assault counselling charity Laurel House to have after-hours staff at crime scenes.

Make it stop: Young men are learning violent behaviours towards women as young as four years old.

Advocates call for end to domestic violence

September 29, 2020

A Queensland Police detective is urging schools to get involved in domestic violence prevention on the Sunshine Coast.

Pandemic underlines need for diversity in health messaging

Pandemic underlines need for diversity in health messaging

September 23, 2020

Why it is important to have COVID-19 public health messaging to accommodate the linguistic diversity of Australia’s population?

Medical professionals have expressed concern over mental health, as Australia's second largest city - Melbourne - moves into the 12th week of

Fear and depression in locked-down Melbourne

September 23, 2020

Melbourne’s second lockdown has seen an increase in mental health issues, prompting concern from many of Australia’s leading medical experts.

Weight loss measure. Photo: (CC BY 2.0)

Concern over health impact of ‘iso weight’

September 21, 2020

Melbourne is looking at easing out of one of the world's longest coronavirus lockdowns. What impact will quarantine eating habits and a lack of outdoor physical exercise have on the long term health of Victorians?

Long distance relationships and flights continue to be grounded as COVID-19 remains a problem around the world. Photo: Courtesy Dyana Wing So/Unsplash

COVID-19 tough on long distance relationships

September 15, 2020

The coronavirus travel ban has put an end to reunions for couples in long distance relationships that ...

University student journalism from Australia, NZ and the Pacific.