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The Stand exists to unlock the knowledge and expertise inside the University of Wollongong (UOW), telling stories about our people and their accomplishments that inform, educate and inspire. This magazine was born out of a renewed sense of place, purpose and values that will guide the University in fulfilling its role in exploring how to resolve society’s large and complex social, environmental and economic challenges.
We believe education is one of the most powerful transformative forces on communities and individuals. It opens minds and helps people find purpose, meaning – and solutions for the world’s most pressing challenges.
This is our unified story – a story that draws on our past, understands the present, and looks to the future.
A desire to share the day to day reality of social workers has seen a podcasting production collective flourish.
10 years of better mental health
What started as an experiment is now an established program that profoundly impacts both students and participants
Could cannabis, MDMA and mushrooms be the answer the mental illness?
From July, some psychiatrists will be able to prescribe MDMA and psylocibin to patients.
Closing the gap in mental health
The Shoalhaven community has suffered more than most over the past two years with natural disasters and the pandemic which has resulted in increasing mental health issues.
Why do we feel anxious before sitting a test?
It’s the elephant in the room, sitting on our chest, eyeballing us as our mind goes blank and the questions on the page blur. So why do we get anxious before tests? And why do some of us thrive under the pressure while others fail?
Meet the UOW researchers broadening the scope of mental health research
Associate Professor Kelly Newell and Dr Katrina Green are dedicated to understanding the differences between the brains of people with and without mental illnesses.