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New study to assess needs of Canterbury-Bankstown’s dementia community

To better support over 8,000 people living with dementia in the Canterbury-Bankstown region, Western will lead new research exploring the lived experiences of people with dementia and the city’s infrastructure.


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Opinion: What this collaboration between artists and health-care leaders teaches us about living through COVID-19

A new project that spotlights the strain from COVID-19 on our health systems and the people who work in them has invited health-care leaders and artists to create artworks.


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Opinion: If you were called by a melody, how would it sound? Communities in Ethiopia and PNG name people with unique individual tunes

36-year-old Binoora Bhultse lives in Garda village in the Oyda district of southwest Ethiopia. Binoora also has a name that is special to him.


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Opinion: Climate change is testing the resilience of native plants to fire, from ash forests to gymea lilies

Green shoots emerging from black tree trunks is an iconic image in the days following bushfires, thanks to the remarkable ability of many native plants to survive even the most intense flames.


Western Sydney University launches expert resources to help those juggling home schooling

Western Sydney University’s School of Education has launched new online resources to help parents and caregivers who are home-schooling their children during the New South Wales COVID-19 lockdown.


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Opinion: What Nigerians told us about their mental health under COVID-19 lockdown

In Nigeria, mental illness is highly stigmatised and mental healthcare is not widely available. Resources, facilities and health staff are in short supply and disorders may not be well understood at the primary healthcare level.



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