Bouncing back from COVID-19: what determines resilience?
'She'll be right mate' is Australia's version of Britain's 'Keep calm and carry on'. But what determines our ability to bounce back when life deals a heavy blow?
Why economics is the missing piece in the mental health puzzle
Our governments spend less than $400 a year per person on mental health services. That has to change. But what's the best approach?
How economic conditions impact on opioid deaths in Australia
Unemployment-related stress leads to an increase in prescription opioid deaths; so does economic uncertainty.
Where should our mental health dollars go?
Mental health issues can have little-understood but long-reaching consequences for individuals, families, neighbourhoods. Developing a mental health policy that best utilises our economic resources is crucial for all Australians.
Weighing up the costs of childhood obesity
As the Federal Government’s inquiry into the obesity epidemic gets underway, new research shows the overall cost of childhood obesity may be much higher than previously thought.
Prisoners of healthcare: Intimidated patients are similar to hostages
Patients who feel unable to assert themselves in the presence of doctors and medical staff negotiate as if they are being held hostage.
“We need a Reserve Bank for health”: Australia’s health ‘Godfather’ on fixing the system
The 'Americanisation' of our health system; pharmaceutical protectionism; a regulator for health - Professor Jeff Richardson has been at the coalface of these policy debates for more than 30 years.
Mental stress a key factor in misuse of pharmaceutical drugs
New research provides a more detailed picture of why Australians are increasingly abusing pharmaceutical drugs.