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An international review led by the University of Melbourne has found children and young people experience poor mental health, depression and anxiety following experiences of racism.

Respectful relationships, sexual health and feeling proud to be an Aboriginal teenager are some of the topics covered in a new DVD resource created by young people in North-East Victoria through The University of Melbourne’s Centre for Excellence in Rural Sexual Health (CERSH).

The DVD and YouTube clip, called Smart and Deadly, is a guide for professionals and organisations wishing to collaborate with Aboriginal communities to deliver sexual health promotion to rural Aboriginal young people.

Young people at risk of depression are more likely to listen habitually and repetitively to heavy metal music. University of Melbourne researcher Dr Katrina McFerran has found.

Both young men and women experience peer pressure to share sexual images via the new phenomenon of ‘sexting’, preliminary findings from a University of Melbourne study has found.