mental health

New assessment of preschool mental health trialled

April 13th, 2017

Murdoch University hosted Australia’s first training for an innovative method of assessing the mental health of preschool aged children. This assessment tool, the Preschool Aged Psychiatric Assessment (PAPA), uses semi-structured interviews to diagnose psychiatric symptoms in children up to five years of age.

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Improving mental health screening for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander pregnant women and new mums

February 28th, 2017

Murdoch University will participate in a collaborative study aiming to improve the mental health of expectant and new Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander mums living in remote communities.

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Impact of mental health during pregnancy on infants examined

October 4th, 2016

Professor Megan Galbally

The impact of women’s mental health during pregnancy is the focus of a major collaborative study, examining whether maternal mental health has a detrimental impact on infant development and investigate factors that reduce the risk of harm.

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Frontline counselling experience helps Masters students and the Whealtbelt community

December 11th, 2015

Master of Counselling students Yvette Patrick and Andre Burton

An 18-week work placement in the Wheatbelt has propelled the development of two Master of Counselling students Yvette Patrick and Andre Burton, and in the process helped members of the region suffering from mental health issues.

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The five minute exercises that could make you happier at work

January 28th, 2015

A new study by academics from the School of Psychology and Exercise Science at Murdoch University and Ludwig Maximilian University could help to make you happier at work.

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Experts available for media commentary

September 30th, 2014

Dr Joe Fontaine

A range of Murdoch experts are available for commentary this month on key topics including: international security and counter terrorism, gene patenting, mental health, homelessness and public policy as well as a range of environmental specialists.

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WA Universities join forces with Fiona Stanley Hospital to boost translational medical research, training and practice

August 5th, 2014

Murdoch University, The University of Notre Dame Australia and The Fiona Stanley Hospital will make a series of jointly funded Professorial appointments in Medicine.

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