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MCRI researchers have identified a growing urgency to address child mental health and are working with our partners to establish how community-based health services can best tackle the issue in its earliest stage.
Mother of twins Jess Wheller shares her experience after hearing about Murdoch Children's research findings released 19 July 2016 highlighting alarming rates of depression for parents of babies born before 30 weeks.
Dr Hannah Woolhouse, mental health expert from our Healthy Mother's Healthy Families Research group answers questions commonly asked by new mums.
Pregnancy can be a time of great joy and excitement for women, but it can also bring upheaval and stress. Physical health problems, worries about childbirth, and the health of their baby, and fears about managing the transition to motherhood all mean that women can be particularly prone to mental health problems such as anxiety, depression, and stress. Dr Hannah Woolhouse shares a new study into the potential benefits of mindfulness in pregnancy
Have you ever wondered why you feel healthier and happier when you stroll through the trees or frolic by the sea? Is it just that you’re spending time away from work, de-stressing and taking in the view? Or is there more to it?
Generally when we think of what constitutes a good night’s sleep for children, the advice of getting in ten hours comes to mind. However new research from the long term Growing Up Australia study has given us reason to rethink what is most integral to getting a good night’s rest for optimum health and wellbeing.
Puberty has long been recognised as a transition point in which many emotional and behavioural problems emerge. These include depression and anxiety, substance use and abuse, self-harm and eating disorders.
While having a baby brings many new and exciting experiences, research shows that women are at their highest lifetime risk for mental ill health in the time before and after having a baby, and it is well known that postnatal depression is a common experience for many new mums.