The Inaugural Australasian Mental Health and Higher Education Conference 2017: conference information and book of abstracts

Carter, Margaret Anne, and Francis, Abraham (2017) The Inaugural Australasian Mental Health and Higher Education Conference 2017: conference information and book of abstracts. In: The Inaugural Australasian Mental Health and Higher Education Conference 2017: conference information and book of abstracts, pp. 1-46. From: Inaugural Australasian Mental Health and Higher Education Conference 2017, 30 June - 1 July 2017, Townsville, QLD, Australia.

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Abstract

Mental health difficulties, as we know, are an invisible malady that affects all of us either directly or indirectly and hence the statement - "Mental health is everyone's business". Mental health and wellbeing among students represents an important growing public health concern.With Australian research suggesting that there is a high prevalence rate of students experiencing mental health difficulties in universities, mental health and wellbeing is a significant issue for higher education.

Research Statement

Research Background With the exception of the keynote speaker abstracts, abstracts underwent a process of double blind peer review.
Research Contribution The research presented at this conference contributes to the conversation on mental health and higher education regionally and nationally.
Research Significance The research showcased examines complex questions including: What are some of the factors that contribute to mental health and wellness in higher education? What has been done to support a culture of mental wellness in higher education? What is being done? What is the evidence of the effectiveness of current preventions and interventions? How is community and higher education institutions collaborating to build a more resilient culture within higher education and the local community?
Item ID: 49654
Item Type: Conference Item (Edited Volume)
ISBN: 978-0-9954470-5-9
Keywords: mental health; higher education; curriculum; retention; wicked problem
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Funders: James Cook University (JCU), BUPA, Selectability, Queensland Country Credit Union, Centacare, Queensland Mental Health Commission, On Bundock, Mental Health First Aid Australia
Projects and Grants: JCU College of Arts, Society and Education
Date Deposited: 14 Aug 2017 23:53
FoR Codes: 13 EDUCATION > 1301 Education Systems > 130103 Higher Education @ 50%
13 EDUCATION > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130304 Educational Administration, Management and Leadership @ 25%
13 EDUCATION > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130399 Specialist Studies in Education not elsewhere classified @ 25%
SEO Codes: 93 EDUCATION AND TRAINING > 9301 Learner and Learning > 930199 Learner and Learning not elsewhere classified @ 50%
93 EDUCATION AND TRAINING > 9304 School/Institution > 930402 School/Institution Community and Environment @ 25%
93 EDUCATION AND TRAINING > 9305 Education and Training Systems > 930599 Education and Training Systems not elsewhere classified @ 25%
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