Preventing nursing home suicides
Expanding suicide prevention frameworks to include aged care residents, aligning nursing home life with community living, and improving residents' access to mental heath services is a good start.
Episode 17: The state of our mental health
In this episode of A Different Lens, Monash academics explore what’s being done to improve mental health care and address the rise in mental health disorders.
Youth justice shame
The Australian government has been criticised by the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child for its youth justice failures and the rise of children with mental health issues.
'It felt like a prison'
Around 6000 Australians aged under 65 live in nursing homes, cut off from their families and peers, with inadequate support for their disabilities.
When parents kill
A study reveals that filicide is a regular occurrence in Australia, not a rare one.
Preparing the paramedics
A new report reveals alarming statistics regarding male self-harm, and how first responders feel ill-prepared to deal with patients in mental crisis.
All sorts of sweeteners
Treasurer Josh Frydenberg and PM Scott Morrison pack the 2019 Federal Budget full of goodies as they push towards an election.
Restraint of the aged
Regulating physical restraint of the elderly in nursing homes is a step in the right direction, but more still needs to be done to educate the sector on alternatives.
Too late for the old
By the time the aged care royal commission's recommendations lead to improvements in our nursing homes, four cohorts of residents will have died. Here's why.
Gender equality: it's everyone's business
We need to think about the problems that men and women face not as competing priorities but as part of the same toxic social problem.
Anti-terrorist centre needs focus on family violence too
The Victorian centre's effectiveness will be muted unless it includes experts on violence against women.
Professor and Head, Department of Community Emergency Health and Paramedic Practice
Jean Monnet Chair in Politics and Economics, Monash University
Conjoint Professor of Criminology
Emeritus Professor, Department of Social Work
Head, Health Law and Ageing Research Unit, Department of Forensic Medicine
Adjunct Senior Research Fellow, Department of Forensic Medicine
David Copolov, AO
Professor of Psychiatry and Pro Vice-Chancellor
Professor, Educational Psychology and Inclusive Education
Head, Servier Drug Discovery Program
Senior Lecturer, Department of General Practice
Sir John Monash Distinguished Professor, Psychology
Senior Research Fellow, Centre for Health Economics
Head of the Department of Psychiatry
Lecturer, Department of Management
Lecturer in Criminology, School of Social Sciences
Adjunct lecturer, Occupational Therapy, Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences
Professor, Addiction Studies and Services; Director, Turning Point Alcohol and Drug Centre
Associate Professor at Monash Sustainable Development Institute and the Faculty of Law
Professor of Criminology
Professor of Sociology
Director, Gender and Family Violence Prevention Centre, Senior Lecturer in Criminology, School of Social Sciences