Odyssey NSW has provided care to people struggling with addiction for over 40 years. Now, for the first time, the impact of its well-known residential rehabilitation program has been confirmed by independent research.
The findings of the study by the University of Technology Sydney (UTS) are helping the not-for-profit organisation make its case for funding to donors and governments, while also supporting the case for new treatment options.
‘They hold you accountable and you find your values. I love waking up every day feeling fresh and happy. My son is so proud of me.’
Living in a cold house can be bad for your health and bad for your quality of life.
In this breakthrough study, researchers from UTS teamed up with Sustainability Victoria to look at the benefits of making houses warmer for vulnerable people.
What they found was that spending relatively small amounts of money to improve thermal comfort had powerful – and sometimes surprising – results for health, well-being and energy savings.
In this episode:
Professor Rosalie Viney, Director the Centre for Health Research and Economics (CHERE) at University of Technology, Sydney
Kerryn Wilmot, Institute for Sustainable Futures at University of Technology, Sydney
Dr Toby Cumming, Sustainability Victoria
For years, it was assumed that autism affected boys at four times the rate of girls.
New research is challenging that thinking and looking at why autism in girls, women and gender diverse people has been overlooked for so long.
Inspired by the disability rights slogan, ‘Nothing about us, without us’, a team of autistic women and non-binary people have been working with researcher Rachel to set the landscape for this research frontier.
How can research improve the lives of autistic girls, women and gender diverse? Where should we be focusing our resources?
In this episode:
Dr Rachel Grove, researcher in to autistic girls, women and gender diverse people
Tess Moodie, queer, non-binary, proud Pallawa woman and advocate in the areas of gender-based violence, disability, autism and in the LGBTQA+ community.