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Category: Applied Psychology and Suicidology

Applied Psychology | Counselling | Organisational Psychology | Psychological Science | Australian Institute of Suicide Research and Prevention

Depression – causes, symptoms and treatment options

Sometimes referred to as the “black cloud,” depression is a debilitating psychological disorder that affects approximately 6% of all Australian’s aged between 16 and 85… Read More

Hong Kong study for New Colombo Plan scholar

A fascination with how people behave led 2018 New Colombo Plan scholar Kimberley Bates to a double degree in Criminology and Criminal Justice and Psychology. “I’ve always… Read More

Enhance your psychological wellbeing with our Mindfulness program

Enhance your psychological wellbeing and free your thoughts  Read More

AISRAP wins LIFE Award for Excellence in Suicide Research

We are please to announce that the Australian Institute of Suicide Prevention has won the LIFE Award for Excellence in the Suicide Research category. Read More

Running to raise awareness of suicide prevention

Even the seemingly most exuberant of us still have our dark days. Forty-five year old New Zealand born husband and father of two, Justin Geange is no stranger to depression. Read More

Helping children and adolescents with OCD

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) affects approximately 3% of children and adolescents. Children with OCD may experience obsessions (uncontrollable, intrusive and scary thoughts) and/or compulsions(repetitive behaviours that they feel driven to do to in order to reduce anxiety or prevent something terrible from happening). Children with OCD are usually aware that these thoughts and behaviours are not “normal” and often find them very distressing. In childhood, OCD can affect the entire family, such that family members often have to assist with completing rituals, or modify family routines to alleviate the child’s distress. Read More

AISRAP Director wins prestigious RANZCP Margaret Tobin Award

We are delighted to announce that Professor David Crompton OAM, Director of the Australian Institute for Suicide Research and Prevention, has just been awarded the prestigious Margaret Tobin Award at the recent Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists (RANZCP) ceremony. Read More

European Health Psychology Society welcomes Dr Kyra Hamilton

Congratulations to Dr Kyra Hamilton, who has recently been elected to the position of Australian National Delegate to the European Health Psychology Society (EHPS). Read More

Stand Up Speak Out (SUSO) program

Does your teen struggle with anxiety? The 10 week Stand Up Speak Out (SUSO) program helps teens aged 12-17 years who struggle with anxiety in social settings by providing personalised strategies to make them feel more comfortable and confident. Read More

Recognising Emotions and Establishing Friendships (REEF)

Does your child find it hard to make friends or suffer from anxiety in social settings? The 8 week Recognising Emotions and Establishing Friendships (REEF) program helps children aged 5-7 and 8-12 years who struggle in social settings by providing personalised strategies to make them feel more comfortable and confident Read More