ATP Newsletter 2019

  Download the 2019 ATP Newsletter Thanks to all of our ATP families for your continuing support. We wish you a safe and happy festive season and all the best for 2020! Generation 3 Update We are excited to announce that recruitment for our Gen3 study is finished! We now have close to 1200 children … Continued

ATP Gen3 HotSpot: A Focus on Fathers

In this edition of ATP Gen 3 Hot Spot, we hear from Dr Jacqui Macdonald, an ATP investigator from the Population Studies team. Jacqui’s research interests include a special focus on fathers’ wellbeing, and their role in children’s health and development. As well as being involved in the ATP, Jacqui also leads a study investigating … Continued

ATP Newsletter 2018

Download the 2018 ATP newsletter (PDF) ATP Generation 3 update We are excited to announce that recruitment for our Gen3 study is now 95% complete. By early 2019 we expect to have an impressive 1,200 Gen3 children and their families involved. This means that we will no longer be calling Gen2 participants to ask whether … Continued

New Research: The Royal Children’s Hospital National Child Health Poll

  Parenting is a tough gig! Recent findings from the latest Royal Children’s Hospital National Child Health Poll of 2000 Australian parents has found that many of them feel stressed, confused or overwhelmed about their child’s behaviour. It’s important for parents to remember they are not alone and that and perfection is an unrealistic goal. There are always strategies … Continued

Habits that help you age well

ATP families span across three generations, with grandparents, parents, and young children all within our cohort. This ABC article highlights some great tips to keep looking after ourselves across the lifespan – right up to our 70’s and beyond!

The ATP celebrates World Mental Health Day

This World Mental Health Day, we’re sharing some great resources to help us all work towards positive mental health and wellbeing. Smiling Mind is a free mindfulness training program designed for adults and children aged 7 years and up, and is supported by Prof Frank Oberklaid – one of the founding investigators of the ATP … Continued

New Research: The ‘Parenting Today in Victoria’ study

New findings from the ‘Parenting Today in Victoria’ study shows that one in five fathers have experienced depression or anxiety since having children. In this article from The Conversation, ‘Parenting Today in Victoria’ researcher Dr Catherine Wade calls for more research into Australian fathers, and discusses how fathers’ mental health impacts their children’s growth and development.