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Illawarra athletes get Ahead of the Game

A new mental health program targeting adolescent males kicks off in the Illawarra today (Saturday 5 November), with the University of Wollongong (UOW) Ahead of the Game program delivering sessions to 180 athletes from the Illawarra Academy of Sport (IAS).

Study probes effects of missing persons to help those left behind

Researchers at the University of Wollongong (UOW) are seeking participants to help them explore the emotional processes people go through when a loved one goes missing.

Landmark study tests whether omega-3s can reduce aggression in prisons

Researchers to test whether omega-3s can reduce aggressive behaviour in Australian prisoners.

Drug and alcohol expert chosen for special UN General Assembly

Psychologist campaigns for worldwide focus on treatment rather than incarceration for drug users.  

We need quality treatment – not just quantity – to address the drug issue

There is a need to increase drug treatment programs but they must be affordable for addicts and their families, writes Dr Lynne Magor-Blatch.

Organised sports support positive mental health

The University of Wollongong (UOW) researcher who found that children who drop out of organised sports have a far greater risk of mental health problems will present the next ‘Uni in the Brewery’ on Wednesday, 18 November.


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