The more we learn about depression and related conditions, and the more we understand, the better for us all! Preschool Behavioural Adjustment Study
Reshma Sood is carrying out research that needs our help now! If you are the father of children aged 3 - 5 years and suffer from a depressed mood then please take 15 minutes of your time to fill out a questionnaire. For a copy of the questionnaire please email: firstname.lastname@example.org or call (03) 9479 2150 or 0414 785 821
The Mood Disorders Unit at the Prince of Wales Hospital, Sydney is conducting a number of studies.
Two New Studies Australian Trial for Treatment of Major Depressive Disorder and New Investigational Medicine for Depression Study.
5 Research Projects Currently Being Conducted Into Bipolar Disorder
5 different research studies into Bipolar Disorder
Transcranial Magnetic Research (TMS) A New Treatment for Depression
The Mood Disorders Unit (MDU) at the Prince of Wales Hospital in Sydney is offering TMS as an experimental treatment for depression. To participate you will need to be able to visit the MDU in Sydney.
Language problems, schizophrenia and mood disorders
Dr. Susan Rossell is conducting this study from Maquarie University and needs people who live in the Sydney region and who have schizophrenia or a mood disorder.
Since our last edition of this newsletter we have seen the completion of the project run by Maria Ftanou and Professor Marita McCabe. For the results of the project titled Impact of Depression on Intimate Relationships visit: http://www.depressionet.com.au/research/rsch_results.html
The Stress and Anxiety Research Society (STAR) is an international organisation of researchers and clinicians interested in diverse aspects of stress, anxiety and coping. They are running a conference in August that will bring together national and international scholars to meet and exchange ideas.
There's No Health Without Mental Health This conference is about the need to consider mental health when looking into general health. Mental health is fundamental to the health and well-being of all. This conference has been organised by TheMHS and is running between 20th and 22nd August.
We have included some of the many Seminars & Workshops that may be of interest that are being held throughout Australia and New Zealand below. Please let us know of anything relevant in your area!
Mental Health First Aid Course
This is an 8 hour course designed to help people understand the main mental health problems of depression, anxiety disorders and alcohol & drug disorders. The course runs in the ACT throughout the year.
Rotary Community Forums
These are excellent forums aimed at educating the community.
Questions Around Panic and Anxiety
Derek Maher is a psychologist who has been working in the panic disorder arena for over ten years. He will be available to answer any questions you may have concerning panic and anxiety in Brunswick on the 25th July.
ASIST - Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training
Fifty Australians die by suicide every week. Most people considering suicide signal their distress and intent. Training can help us see and respond to these invitations to help and provide confidence to ask about suicide if we are concerned about someone's safety. ASIST is run nationally and the next venue is Melbourne in August.
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Leanne and the Team at depressioNet