Digital mental health delivered at scale and accessible to all is a game changer. It could mean better access to mental health support much earlier than before, for anyone who needs it - during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond.
The sweeping impact of the novel coronavirus and the disease it causes, COVID-19, is unprecedented in this lifetime. Here, leading social science and humanities experts in Monash University's Faculty of Arts offer their views on what's unfolding, the implications, and how it could reshape relationships, governments and broader society.
Experts and practitioners across Australia came together to identify how family violence specifically impacts women who hold temporary visas, and their children. Women on temporary visas face specific challenges in accessing social security, legal, welfare and medical services.
Now is the time to develop policies that reflect the kind of society we want Australia to be. We ask experts from Monash’s Faculty of Arts to share their policy insights and offer their unique perspectives on the social repercussions of COVID-19 and what our future could look like.
Liam Smith is at the forefront of using behavioural sciences to tackle public policy issues through his development of a research methodology used to inform, develop and design behaviour change interventions.
The Internet provides our society with previously unknown flexibility.
However, to make this shift from a more location-based, physical economy, to a more decentralised, home-based, and digital economy work, we need a functioning Internet.
Some businesses and organisations are transitioning towards this new reality faster than others. But cultural expectations of productivity and working hours may be slower to transition to a new normal.
A survey of 222 leading scientists from 52 countries identified five global risk to future generations: failure of climate change mitigation and adaptation; extreme weather events; major biodiversity loss and ecosystem collapse; food crises; and water crises.
The coronavirus is one challenge among many for Fijians living urban informal settlements. For these residents, staying home during a lockdown is a risk: densely populated areas with inadequate household water and sanitation are conditions that invite the disease to flourish.