One in five students sexually harassed at Australian universities in 2016

By Amelia Dolling The Australian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) recently released their National Report on Sexual Assault and Sexual Harassment at Australian Universities. The report, undertaken by the Sex Discrimination Commissioner, Kate Jenkins, is based on data collected through a national survey conducted in late 2016. Each of Australia’s 39 universities took part, with over 30,000 students sharing their experiences. According to the AHRC, one … Continue reading One in five students sexually harassed at Australian universities in 2016

Mental health among uni students hits new lows

By Emily Cosenza, Alyssa McKellar and Emma Warren. A study by mental health foundation, Headspace, has found that around 80 per cent of students feel anxiety, and a lack of energy and motivation. The study, which asked students about the previous 12 months, also found that one in three students thought about self-harm or suicide and one in two experienced panic. 21-year-old Alyce, who was … Continue reading Mental health among uni students hits new lows

One talk at a time: combating the mental ill-health of young men

By Dante DeBono National Youth Mental Health Foundation, Headspace, has launched a campaign encouraging fathers to talk about mental health with their sons. The campaign advises fathers about how to recognise the warning signs of mental health issues and how to support their child through difficult times. It also raises awareness of the services and resources Headspace provide, both online and at their centres. Headspace … Continue reading One talk at a time: combating the mental ill-health of young men