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AFFIRM backs project to screen school students for suicide risk

Suicide is the most common cause of death among young Australians. This tool could prove a vital step towards bolstering prevention.
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World-first mobile app to help ease OCD

Almost 500,000 Australians suffer from OCD. It's hoped this mobile app will help them navigate the frustrating and life-disrupting challenges.

Alcohol use and depression in young adults

Dr Kate Chitty’s research (University of Sydney) iiAIM is a study to investigate whether an internet delivered evidence-based treatment can improve alcohol use and...
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The link between intellectual disability and mental illness

Many young Australians living with an intellectual disability are more likely than the general population to be diagnosed with a mental illness and often...

Help for both university students and those ‘at home’ dealing with...

AFFIRM is supporting important projects being conducted by two ANU Senior Research Fellows Dr Lou Farrer and Dr Liana Leach who are developing programs...
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Affirm funding Orygen research

At the Orygen National Centre for Excellence in Youth Mental Health research is being done, with the help of funding from AFFIRM, to identify...

Funding boost for our newest mental health researchers

Sixteen early career researchers will get grants under our new landmark partnership.
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FAST App: A New Way To Reduce Suicide

The simple app that can make a real difference when it counts.
INTEGRATING TOBACCO USE TREATMENT INTO YOUTH MENTAL HEALTH SETTINGS

Integrating tobacco use treatment into youth mental health settings

Young people with mental health issues start smoking earlier and longer than those who don’t have those issues and researchers are working to understand...

The effects of media on mental health

In Melbourne, Dr Timothy Scholfield, is a social psychologist who examines prejudicial behaviour against stigmatised and marginalised groups. With AFFIRM’s support he is able...