The APS works proactively with the media issuing a range of topical media releases and generating many APS news stories across the year.
Please find below media releases and links to samples of the most recent coverage achieved. Due to copyright constraints articles are not permitted to be reproduced. These links will be updated regularly.
Stress rising: Young people worst off
Workplace stress on the rise, but not equally: Many men don’t feel supported in the workplace
Workplace stress increasing depression: Australian Psychological Society
Working Australians becoming more stressed: survey
Young Aussies are most stressed out: study
More stressed people going to shops: Australian Psychological Society
Australian workplaces failing to create a healthy environment
Patients keep GPs in the dark over serious heart-symptoms
Patients told to listen to their hearts not their heads
Coping with triggers best for headache
Carers are most unhappy Aussies: study
Family accommodation: living with someone with OCD
Screen time a factor in kids' weight woes
Childhood behaviour problems can predict mental health disorders
Screen time makes kids fat despite exercise
Plea for help to lift regional psychologist numbers
Public 'misread' on climate change
Sports drugs tempt teens
Doctors launch campaign to make smacking children illegal
26 July 2013, The Guardian
The science of success: When 'evidence-based' decisions aren't based on evidence at all
Best practices for new employee onboarding
Sleep disorders linked to depression in young women
Study calls for psychological screening of farmers with metabolic syndrome
Gambling ads in sport should be restricted
6 February 2013, The Age
Psychologists against dobbing in athletes who use substances
1 March 2013, The Australian
Depressed after two weeks: fears drug companies will target the grieving
Psychiatrists brand grief a mental illness
Grief: how mental illness complicates family grieving
Terminally ill urged to discuss options
Coping after suicide
Conference keynote Professor Dale Larson on end-of-life conversations
Counselling psychologist wants health professionals to break the silence
Dealing with bushfires' psychological aftermath
24 January 2013, ABC Central West NSW
Tips on coping with threat of bushfires
20 January 2013, The Age
Listen up worry warts, ruminating won't solve your problems
12 December 2012, The Conversation
Psychologists urge mind preparation for disaster survival
26 November, Nursing Allied Health
Abuse survivors flood helplines
24 November, The Canberra Times (+ 141 other sources)
APS continues to warn of the mental health dangers of detention
21 November, The Canberra Times (+ 163 other sources)
How to: beat green fatigue
6 November 2012, Green Lifestyle
Dr Susie Burke FAPS is featured in Green Lifestyle talking about why environmental campaigners may be suffering from green fatigue.
Huntington’s common in Tasmania
24 November, The Mercury
An argument for using science in the treatment of autism
16 November, Happy Child
National Psychology Week was launched with the release of the APS Stress and Wellbeing in Australia in 2012: A state-of-the-nation survey, which for the second successive year reported on Australian adults’ experiences of stress. Some of the online news highlights are below.
How to stop the stress
How To… Manage Stress As A Parent
It's all too much ... we're stressing over being healthy
Balance key to youth stress Lifestyle
Aussies stressed about health
Survey finds young adults still most stressed
Research emerging from the 47th Annual APS Conference received news coverage around Australia, with a number of stories receiving national and international syndication – some of the online news highlights are below.
Support the couple relationship of new parents, says expert 20 October 2012, news.com.au
Concern as eating disorders seen as desirable
Journalists frequently rely on psychological evidence for their news and feature stories. APS tips sheets, submissions, literature reviews and position statements are regularly cited in the media, some samples as below. In addition, interested online editors often commission pieces based on APS research or publications that are tailored to a mainstream audience.
Offshore processing gets a psychological rating
Monday 27 August, New Matilda
APS Fellow and Manager of Public Interest Heather Gridley draws on the APS Submission to the Government’s expert panel on asylum-seekers to rate the panel’s recommendations from a psychological perspective.
Out of the shadows
About the House Iss 45 Aug 2012 (Government House publication)
APS submission on clinical neuropsychological assessments and psychological care in aged care is cited here.
Psychologists say scrap offshore processing of asylum seekers
14 August 2012, The Daily Telegraph
What does “belief” in climate change really mean?
By APS Fellow Joseph Reser
Friday 10 August 2012, The Conversation
The Ugly Mind
4 May 2012, The Global Mail
Mad or bad? Expert witnesses and the Andres Breivik trial
By Dr Jack White FAPS
16 April 2012, The Conversation
Sexualisation damaging children
9 April 2012, Adelaide Advertiser
Disasters affect children too
18 March 2012, Canberra Times
Opponents flooding marriage survey
16 March 2012, Star Observer
People power is winning the battle for marriage equality
25 February 2012, Green Left
Boys aren't immune to body image pressures and never have been
By Associate Professor Lina Ricciardelli FAPS
8 February 2012, The Conversation
Feel manipulated, anxious — tune out the hype and learn to love your body
By Professor Susan Paxton MAPS
26 October 2011, The Conversation
Members of the APS College of Sport and Exercise Psychologists are contributing psychological expertise to Olympic commentary leading into and during the Olympics.
Lay off the social media, Olympians warned
7 August 2012, Australian Financial Review
Matt Ahlberg MAPS talks about the distraction potential of social media
Can ambition overcome the missiles fear of failing again
31 July 2012, Sydney Morning Herald
Sandy Gordon FAPS explains how to overcome negative thoughts to achieve Olympic success
Staying motivated despite defeat
31 July 2012, Sydney Moring Herald
Matt Ahlberg MAPS discusses how Olympic athletes can remain motivated in the face of defeat
Psychologists to help athletes focus on their Olympic performanc
Gene Moyle, Chair of the APS College of Sport and Exercise Psychologists, explains how sport and exercise psychologists help athletes deliver their optimum Olympic performance.
Family support crucial factor in abating anorexia
The Psychology of Alcoholism
APS Fellow Erika Leonard talks about how alcohol relapse can be reduced using psychological strategies
ADHD – Why parents are hiding it
APS Fellow Tim Hannan explains the role of psychology in the assessment and treatment
Bipolar disorder is not all bad news
Research shows family-based therapy effective for anorexia
The impact of affairs
The June 2012 edition of In-Psych focussed on helping troubled children.
A media release on early identification initiatives for autism was developed from one of the articles, which generated media interest across radio and online.
View media release
Autism training vital for maternal – child health nurses, say psychologists
26 June 2012, Nursing Careers Allied Health
The APS supports the new Australian Government initiative of a health and wellbeing check for three-year-old children as the aim is to maximise normal development and resilience in children, and to deal with problems before children go to school.
The APS prepared a submission to the Joint Select Committee on Gambling Reform's Inquiry into problem gambling and presented to the hearing on May 14.
Gambling reform submission
Electronic gaming machines (pokies) are implicated in problem gambling
APS Fellow Heather Gridley, one of the authors of the submission, explains why pokies are a problem from a psychological perspective.
Loss of biodiversity has an impact on human communities as well as the natural environment. The Government sought input on ways to adapt to loss of diversity and the APS responded by preparing a written submission and presenting to the Inquiry in May.
APS submission to the Inquiry into Australia’ Biodiversity in a Changing Climate
Loss of biodiversity impacts us all
18 May 2012, openforum.com.au
Dr Susie Burke was invited to write a post on the topic for Open Forum.