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Prof Helen Christensen, Director of Black Dog Institute and Chair of NHMRC Centre for Research Excellence in Suicide Prevention

National Mental Health Review

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Select contents of the National Mental Health Review have been released today. Black Dog Institute was a principal contributor of expertise and evidence to this important document. Whilst we are disappointed in the release method, we are relieved to see that  many of our recommendations have been included. “We are…

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Improving mental health using technology

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World-first program launched at the Black Dog Institute will develop and deliver effective mental health programs using technology such as apps, social media, online gaming and Smartphone sensors. Statistics show that less than half of all Australians reporting the symptoms of mental illness seek formal treatment. Despite increased investment and...
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Teaching people to sleep via the internet

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1 in 10 Australians report problems with falling, or staying, asleep Insomnia is both a cause and a symptom of common mental health conditions The ‘Good Night Study’ is a world-first trial of an online insomnia treatment called ‘SHUTi’ Treatment for poor sleep is often based around medication. Research has…

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