Drowning on the rise

With over half of all global drowning deaths occur among children and young people under the age of 25, something needs to be done.

Violence, criminal justice and gender & the SDGs

Melissa Willoughby is an Editorial Board Member of BMC Public Health. She specializes in the health of marginalized populations with a focus on violence, criminal justice and gender, relating to SDG 5, achieving gender equality and empowerment for all women and girls and SDG 16, promoting peaceful and inclusive societies.

Covid and teens

Locked down again? We were pleased to team-up with VicHealth to share some ideas for how parents can support their teen’s mental health at this time.

Teens and cannabis

Teenagers who use cannabis frequently were more likely to have children born preterm when they become parents up to 20 years later.

schools and communities

While all schools are part of their local community, some are developing partnerships and sharing spaces to become hubs for school-community connections. Read more.

Adolescent self-harm webinar

Thank you for joining the virtual Catalysing Connections for Adolescent Health and Wellbeing event, ‘Adolescent self-harm in the time of COVID-19’. Watch the recording here.

Australia’s youth

This is the most comprehensive overview of young Australians (12 to 24 years) that we have ever had. #MustRead