Dr Sally Fitzpatrick is among six recipients of the 2019 Innovation Research Grants from the Suicide Prevention Research Fund, and she will investigate online interventions for family and friend carers.
Recent research from the National Mental Health Commission (NMHC) outlined clear links between investment in mental health prevention initiatives and positive economic benefit for workplaces, schools and communities.
The Prevention Hub Fellowship provides funding for an affiliate researcher to investigate international best practice in mental health focused on translating preventive strategies for anxiety and depression.
Opinion: Launch of Australia’s first integrated research initiative into the prevention of anxiety and depression
From their earliest years, young Australians are taught the enduring sun safe message: ‘Slip, Slop, Slap’. Schools enforce a ‘no hat, no play’ policy with an iron fist, and no-one bats an eyelid when sunscreen is offered at sports carnivals.