Many professions - paramedics, police, firefighters - involve helping people in traumatic circumstances but witnessing trauma has its own effects that can haunt people for life.
The system often forgets children of people with cancer: here’s how to help them
Young people who have a parent with cancer experience high levels of psychological distress. Open and honest communication is their primary unmet need and may reduce the distress they experience.
Family matters: mental illness doesn’t have to pass from parent to child
Children with a parent with a mental illness are significantly more likely to develop their own mental health issues, yet little is done to intervene or prevent this.
Migrant children are often their parents’ translators – and it can lead to ill health
Migrant parents often rely on their children to interpret for them but the responsibility can take a toll.
Are you afraid of flying?
We’re jetting off overseas more than ever but that doesn’t mean we like it, with as many as one in four travellers admitting to a fear of flying. Here’s what you can do to cope with aviation travel.
How poor workplace culture can affect wellbeing
A negative vibe at work can lead to poor mental health outcomes, but proactive leadership can reduce the risks and create a more productive working environment.
Are you a perfectionist?
Striving for precision may seem like a desirable trait, but research suggests extreme perfectionism is a risk factor for depression, anxiety and eating disorders.
How family violence affects a child’s world
Living with family violence affects how children see themselves and the world around them, leading to a raft of negative consequences.
Adolescents on social media
Social media can offer many benefits to adolescents, connecting them with friends.
Positive psychology turning mental illness on its head
A focus on people's strengths not just symptoms or challenges is helping people with mental disorders achieve a better quality of life and avoid being defined by their condition.