Australian Institute of Family Studies
We are the Australian Government's key research body in the area of family wellbeing. We conduct research to increase the understanding of Australian families and the issues that affect them.
Ten to Men puts the spotlight on men’s mental health
September 2020: In any year, 15% of men will experience a mental health issue, most commonly anxiety or depression, but only a quarter of these men will seek professional help. AIFS Director Anne Hollonds and Dr Galina Daraganova discuss risk factors for depression and barriers men face in seeking help. These findings are part of the first instalment of Ten to Men Insights focused on the health of males in Australia and highlighting specific concerns affecting this group.
Congratulations Anne Hollonds
Everyone at AIFS is delighted for Anne Hollonds and her appointment as National Children’s Commissioner. We’re looking forward to working with her in her new role. We couldn’t think of a better voice for children and young people. Anne takes up her new role on 2 November.
Coronavirus response: Resources for families
Coronavirus has had a huge impact on family life. Children home from school, parents working from home, or out of work. Grandparents isolated. Illness and fears for health and safety. It is a stressful time, but it can also be an opportunity for families to pull together and strengthen the bonds between them.
Here are some resources that can help.
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