Jainoor Rana, former PHAA intern The Australian Senate recently authorised its Community Affairs Committee to conduct an inquiry into … More
Category: Mental Health
Australia has a long way to go to achieve health equity for LGBTQIA+ people, conference told
Elspeth Hickey, PHAA Intern This March saw the largest LGBTQIA+ conference in the southern hemisphere take place on the Eora … More
An election on health lacking vision beyond hospitals: why Victoria must invest in Public Health and prevention
PHAA Victoria Prevention Subcommittee The PHAA’s Victorian branch, in partnership with the Australian Health Promotion Association and Australasian Epidemiological Association, … More
Public health research highlighted during NAIDOC Week
Dr Michelle Kennedy and Dr Leanne Coombe PHAA celebrates this year’s NAIDOC Week theme, as outlined on the official NAIDOC … More
What’s taking the biggest toll on our mental health? Disconnection, financial stress and long waits for care
Marlee Bower, University of Sydney; Maree Teesson, University of Sydney, and Scarlett Smout, University of Sydney The new Labor government … More
Will the 2022 Victorian Budget solve the mental health crisis?
Stephen Carbone, Prevention United The recent Royal Commission into Victoria’s Mental Health System uncovered a system in crisis. In its … More
Despite a downward trend, smoking is still taking too many Australian lives
Jeremy Lasek – PHAA While the prevalence of smoking has steadily declined (by 75%) in the last 40 years in … More
Can we avoid public health workforce burnout during health emergencies?
Amy Elizabeth Parry – Australian National University With no tangible end to the COVID-19 pandemic in sight, burnout of the … More
Keenan Mundine on his life of incarceration, and making Justice Health more culturally safe
Jeremy Lasek – PHAA We hear plenty about the importance of sharing, and understanding the lived experiences of others. At … More
Looking after our mental health during COVID-19
Deena Mehjabeen – PHAA member Mental health is essential to our health and wellbeing. In Australia, around 1 in … More
Mental health and adaptation to climate change
Dr Fiona Robards, Co-Convenor Mental Health Special Interest Group, PHAA Climate change presents an existential threat. It is almost unbelievable … More
20% of pregnant Australian women don’t receive the recommended mental health screening
One-fifth of Australian women still don’t receive mental health checks both before and after the birth of their baby, our research published today has found.
Getting to the causes: Mental health and making real productivity gains post COVID
For many of us, forced to work at home or to not work at all, the COVID-19 crisis has driven home the importance of mental health and how work interacts with our sense of wellbeing.