The Sax Institute produces a range of publications, including: published research in peer-reviewed journals; Evidence Check Reviews, evidence summaries designed to answer specific policy questions; and a peer-reviewed public health journal Public Health Research & Practice.

Programs and services for suicide prevention

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December 2018. Maple M, Wayland S, Pearce T, Hua P. This review examines programs and services that have been effective in reducing or preventing suicide.

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Regulations and legislation to reduce discrimination for people with depression, anxiety or who experience suicidality

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December 2018. Stratton E, Glozier N. The aim of this review was to determine which legislative levers have been effective in reducing discrimination for people with depression, anxiety or suicidality in the workplace, education or healthcare setting.

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Improving social and emotional wellbeing for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people

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December 2018. Bainbridge R, McCalman J, Jongen C, Campbell S, Kinchin I et al. This review aimed to identify effective policies, programs and services for improving social and emotional wellbeing for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

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Community-based mental health and wellbeing support for refugees

November 2018. Slewa-Younan S, Blignault I, Renzaho A, Doherty M. Addressing refugees’ mental health needs is challenging for countries offering resettlement. Targeted community based psychosocial support, which acknowledges the heterogeneous cultural, religious and linguistic needs of refugee populations is needed. This Evidence Check was commissioned by the NSW Ministry...

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Evidence Matters Issue 32

December 2018. In this issue of Evidence Matters, we showcase the inspiring work of the winners of the 2018 Research Action Awards, look at the latest issue of Public Health Research and Practice which explores the impact of climate change on public health, explore the work of the Australian...

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CAR T-cell therapy: a summary of evidence

November 2018. Kew K, Knight K, Karner C and Edwards S J. Chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T-cell therapy is a promising next generation immunotherapy for treatment of cancer. This review identified factors to be considered in NSW and nationally for assessment and implementation of this potentially lifesaving treatment. Accelerated...

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Service models for children under 10 with problematic sexual behaviours

December 2018. Cox S, Ey L-A, Parkinson S, Bromfield L. Children will display sexual behaviour as part of normal development, however age inappropriate behaviours are considered problematic. Such behaviours may have long term negative impacts and can lead to increased risk of sexual exploitation. While several recent reviews have examined...

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Managing health and wellbeing in the workplace

January 2018. Bellew B. This Evidence Check was commissioned to support SafeWork NSW in developing a framework to manage the health and wellbeing and workers. The author reviewed Australian and international evidence related to four specific areas: 1) Effectiveness – programs, frameworks or models which have shown to be...

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2017-18 Annual Report

Three themes characterised the strong contribution made by the Institute in 2017–18: Impact, Innovation and Partnerships. We secured a new five-year funding agreement with the NSW Government, attracted a new $2.5 million grant from the National Health and Medical Research Council to improve the lives of Aboriginal children, and...

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Capacity building and intellectual disability services

October 2017. Travaglia J, Debono D, Debono G. People with intellectual disabilities (PWID) have specific healthcare needs. This Evidence Check sought evidence for methods to improve the capacity of healthcare services, systems and workforce to respond to these needs. The included reviews identified areas for improvement including: structural responses,...

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