17 December 2021

PREMISE 2021 overview

The NHMRC Centre of Research Excellence in Prevention and Early Intervention in Mental Illness and Substance Use (PREMISE) has had another successful year training future leaders and conducting innovative and exciting prevention and early intervention research for substance use and mental disorders.
26 November 2021

Alcohol prevention reduces risky drinking and related harms in adulthood

Adolescents who received 'Climate Schools' or 'PreVenture' school-based preventative interventions report up to 96% reduced-odds of hazardous alcohol use, and up to 87% reduced the odds of experiencing alcohol-related harms, when compared to young people who received 'health education as usual', researchers from the Matilda Centre have found.
10 November 2021

Lifestyle risks for chronic disease among Australian adolescents: a cross-sectional survey

Researchers from the Matilda Centre analysed cross-sectional data from the Health4Life Study to examine the prevalence and socio-demographic correlates of the 'Big 6' major lifestyle risk factors for chronic disease among Australian adolescents.
19 October 2021

2021 PREMISE Seed Funding and Career Development Grants Awarded

The Matilda Centre has awarded six grants to support HDR students and early-mid career to enhance their research programs and undertake career development activities.
19 October 2021

Using technology to curb anxiety and alcohol use problems among youth

Results from the Inroads trial show that the online program can reduce anxiety symptoms and hazardous alcohol use among youth. Researchers at the Matilda Centre have added new content to help young people manage stress and anxiety related to COVID-19 and have optimised the platform for national roll-out across Australia.
19 October 2021

To drink or not to drink: Does a little bit of alcohol cause good health?

We sat down and spoke to PhD student Rachel Visontay who is using a range of sophisticated statistical methods to better understand the relationship between alcohol and our health.
19 October 2021

Translating research into practice

Postdoctoral Research Fellow Dr Steph Kershaw is passionate about translating research into real world outcomes and benefits. She’s currently evaluating a program which provides support to the families and friends of people who use alcohol and/or other drugs.
15 October 2021

Together we will get there, a message from #youthgotthis

The Matilda Centre once again partnered with #youthgotthis to hold a virtual public forum on Youth Mental Health. This year we heard more personal stories and the panel discussed many of the challenges that young people are facing today.
06 September 2021

#youthgotthis returns for 2021

#youthgotthis is back for 2021! The Matilda Centre once again partners with #youthgotthis to hold this virtual public forum on Youth Mental Health.
27 July 2021

Empowering young people to improve their health and wellbeing

We spoke to Dr Lauren Gardner about her research career and exciting work on two on two large scale preventive eHealth programs.