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Building connections: supporting the mental health of construction workers

The Turner Institute has been collaborating with the Civil Contractors Federation (CCF) to support mental health initiatives targeted at construction workers.

10 August, 2020
Man and dog sitting outside on a bench

Puppy love: Dog ownership may protect against loneliness during COVID-19 lockdown

We all know that dogs are a man’s best friend. But as Victorians deal with Stage 4 lockdown restrictions, a recent Monash University study confirmed that owning a dog may reduce feelings of loneliness in people who are living alone during

10 August, 2020
Gut microbiome

World first study reveals altered gut bacteria in Huntington’s Disease which may be a potential drug target in future studies

The first clinical study of the gut microbiome in Huntington’s disease (HD) has found evidence of gut dysbiosis (altered bacteria in the gastrointestinal tract) in people with HD. Some of the gut measures in HD were associated

Turner Institute 5 August, 2020

The mental health of fathers of babies born very prematurely

Becoming a dad and preparing for fatherhood can be daunting and for those who have had a baby born very prematurely, there can be extra pressures and responsibilities to navigate. A recent collaborative study, involving the Turner Institute for

Turner Institute 9 June, 2020

Could sleep be the secret to sporting success?

Could sleep be the competitive advantage needed to win the AFL Premiership Cup? St Kilda fans will be hoping so, as the Melbourne-based football club partners with Monash University’s Turner Institute to explore off-field ways to enhance

Turner Institute 2 June, 2020

Investigator grants for Turner researchers

Three research projects from the Turner Institute have received funding by the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) as part of the NHMRC Investigator grants, announced by the The Honorable Greg Hunt MP, Federal Health

20 May, 2020
Professor Kim Cornish

Op-Ed: Hope for High Tech Health

COVID-19 is sparking a global mental health crisis - but digital and telemedicine interventions are a ray of hope. In this Op-Ed piece published in the Herald Sun (7 April 2020) Professor Kim Cornish, Director of the Turner Institute, explores

Turner Institute 11 May, 2020
Understanding habits and compulsions

COVID-19: Understanding habits and compulsions

Now that we’re deep within the COVID-19 pandemic, are you slipping back into old habits? Or are you finding it more difficult to control behaviours that were once under control?

News 29 April, 2020
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Turner contributes to Royal Commission into Victoria's Mental Health System

Following the announcement of the Royal Commission into Victoria’s Mental Health System in 2019, the Turner Institute has been involved in a number of consultations regarding the opportunities for digital interventions in supporting

News 23 April, 2020