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To celebrate the launch of Mental Health Awareness Month in October 2020,  Australian Rotary Health, one of Australia’s largest independent funders of mental health research hosted a timely expert discussion.


Discussing key topics relating to mental health and Australian Kids we were joined by some of the foremost experts from the industry to help shine a light on these very important issues.


The following conversation is one that we encourage all parents

to take the time to watch and keep talking about.

Australian Rotary Health (ARH) also has its own podcast called

‘The Research Behind Lift the Lid.’ 

Here are some of the best youth projects so far:

In this episode we interview Dr Louise Mewton from the University of New South Wales. Dr Mewton talks about the findings from her Postdoctoral Fellowship research project: "Preventing adolescent mental illness through brain training."

Dr Lauren McLellan from Macquarie University's Centre for Emotional Health joins us on episode 47 of the Research Behind Lift the Lid podcast to discuss her research trialling the Cool Kids Online program.

On episode 40 of 'The Research Behind Lift the Lid' podcast, we talk to Professor Alison Calear about her research trial of 'Silence is Deadly', a school-based program which encourages help-seeking in young men.
Josie Povey from the Menzies School of Health Research joins us on episode 46 of the Research Behind Lift the Lid podcast, to talk about her PhD research developing a smartphone app for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander youth. 

On episode 45 of the Research Behind Lift the Lid podcast, we talk to Dr Nicole Hill from the Telethon Kids Institute about her PhD research on suicide clusters in Australian youth.

On episode 27 of 'The Research Behind Lift the Lid' podcast, our first episode of 2021, we talk to Associate Professor Caroline Donovan from Griffith University about her research on the program 'Lights Out', designed to target sleep problems in preschoolers. You can also listen to this episode on Spotify, Apple Podcasts and Google Podcasts. To donate to important youth mental health research like Caroline's, please visit the Australian Rotary Health website here: #Liftthelidonmentalillness