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Depression, suicidality and loneliness: mental health and Australian men

Media release — September 2020

Despite making up more than three quarters of deaths by suicide in Australia, a quarter of men say they would not seek help from anyone for mental health concerns, according to research released today by the Australian Institute of Family Studies (AIFS).

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Families stepping up to help us cope with COVID-19, new survey finds

Media release — August 2020

Families and friends are playing a critical role helping their loved ones cope with the financial and emotional fallout from COVID-19, with new research from the Australian Institute of Family Studies (AIFS) revealing younger people and those in regional and remote communities, in particular, were struggling to access the professional support services they needed.

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Older people struggling to stay connected during COVID-19

Media release — July 2020

Australians are being reminded to keep in touch with their elderly loved ones, with research released today by the Australian Institute of Family Studies (AIFS) revealing older Australians were among the most isolated from family and friends during the coronavirus pandemic.

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New report reveals how Aussie families are adjusting during COVID-19

Media release — July 2020

More than half of Aussie households are changing working arrangements during the coronavirus pandemic, but the division of childcare and household work has barely shifted, according to research released today by the Australian Institute of Family Studies (AIFS).

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Tweens and teens worry most about their family

Media release — December 2019

When Australian young people were asked what they worry about, the majority cited issues concerning their families, according to new research by the Australian Institute of Family Studies.

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Safe on our roads? Teens and risky driving

Media release — December 2019

A national study of young Australian drivers aged 16-17 has found that 8 in 10 P-platers and more than half of learner drivers had engaged in some form of risky driving during their ten most recent driving trips.

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