Married bliss more than a myth

Original article by Roy Morgan Research
Market Research Update – Page: Online : 24-Mar-15

A Roy Morgan Single Source survey, which was carried out in the year to December 2014, has found that married people are much less likely to experience anxiety, depression and panic attacks than those who are single, separated, divorced, widowed, engaged or in a de facto relationship. Their stress levels are also dramatically lower, second only to widowed people

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Yet another reason sport is good for you!

Original article by Roy Morgan Research
Market Research Update – Page: Online : 17-Mar-15

A Roy Morgan Single Source survey has found that 1.35 million Australian adults participate regularly in some kind of team sport. The survey, which was carried out in the year to December 2014, also shows that 25% of Australians aged 18+ reported experiencing stress at some point in the preceding 12 months, compared with just 21 per cent of those who regularly play a team sport. Some 12 per cent of regular team-sport players suffered from anxiety, compared with 16 per cent of the general population. Likewise, eight per cent of those who play regular team sport suffered from depression, compared with 14 per cent of the general population

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Locking up mentally ill is on the decline

Original article by Dan Harrison
The Sydney Morning Herald – Page: 7 : 17-Dec-14

The Australian Institute of Health & Welfare will on 17 December 2014 issue a new report on the treatment of mentally ill people. It shows that the rate at which such patients are secluded in solitary confinement has been falling by 12% on average per annum since 2008-09, to just 5% in 2013-14. The trend is being welcomed by experts, who note that solitary confinement is more of a management strategy rather than actual solution to the underlying problem. The Office of the Public Advocate in Victoria wants seclusion to be phased out entirely, while the Ministry of Health in New South Wales says it is a last resort only

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AUSTRALIAN INSTITUTE OF HEALTH AND WELFARE, AUSTRALIA. NATIONAL MENTAL HEALTH COMMISSION, NEW SOUTH WALES. MINISTRY OF HEALTH, VICTORIA. OFFICE OF THE PUBLIC ADVOCATE