When it comes to mental health, experts say we should turn our attention to infants.
Meet the woman who inspired a million tweets.

Where the opioids go

While the United States faces an epidemic of narcotic addiction, most of the world dies in pain.
Maybe it's only by observing the fact of our cultural differences, Helen Razer writes, that we will begin to make real difference in the world.
The assisted dying bill in Victoria – complex and significant – is engendering less heated debate than marriage equality although both tap into some of our most...
In February this year, IKEA put into motion a long-term plan to employ Syrian refugee women in Jordan, specifically from the 80% of displaced migrants who live...
Solli Raphael's performance will blow you away.

Shining a light: 'Sunshine'

Sharing positive stories from Australia's South Sudanese community. 'Sunshine' premieres on Wednesday 18 October at 8:30pm on SBS.

Abe Nouk’s regards his life as one of “luck”. Born in a Sudanese prison to an inmate mother, he later fled his native lands and eventually found his way to Australia...
We should support refugees not detain them or leave them to fend for themselves once they land in Australia, says criminal lawyer, refugee advocate and NSW...
“My mum has always been my role model. She is always pushing me and challenging me to be better at what I'm good at, and always reminding me to not forget who I...
“Australia is where we belong now, but it’s good to not forget where we have come from.”
Journey to Melbourne’s west and meet some characters who are missing from most mainstream drama.


Here's how you can nourish the mind, body and soul. No empty calories here.

Something new to worry about.
At the start of this year, Jessica Hay weighed almost 200 kilograms. Since then she has lost almost six dress sizes, regained a strong sense of health and...
"It’s a chronic disease, so it’s not something that’s going to be fixed. "
Although the rise of race-based plastic surgery reflects the dominance of Western beauty ideals, it’s also proof of the ways in which standards of attractiveness...
The real-life confessions of a sex addict.
Taking the occasional mental health day is more important than you might think.
Mental illness is far from rare. In fact, a new study shows that around 80 per cent of us may develop a mental health condition during the course of our lives.


Meet our columnists. They've got strong views on all things. Their words may (or may not) change the world.

"For many of us from migrant backgrounds, where family ties are often very tangled indeed, it’s just not that simple."
"I cannot believe that any human lacks compassion. I do believe that every human has reason and the capacity for organised rage to stop these bad news weeks."
A psychologist's guide on how you can remain cool under pressure when confronted with someone who shares a different opinion.
Whatever your same-sex marriage postal vote intention, you might agree that our marriage debate has been about as joyful and costly as a high-end divorce. Helen...
There was something about this year’s Rosh Hashanah service which moved me and it wasn’t just the police presence outside, a reminder that Jewish people are...
Soon on SBS

The truth will come to light. Starring Anthony LaPaglia, Melanie Lynskey and Vince Colosimo, Sunshine is a high-stakes crime drama that explores the hopes and heartbreak felt by those forging a new life in a foreign land.

Health check

Breaking down the latest medical news, global health issues, research and analyses.

Meet the man who’s unable to feel fear

When Jordy Cernik developed Cushing's Syndrome, he also lost his ability to feel fear. Cernik talks to SBS about how it feels to live without ever feeling afraid for...
Sure, you have to die of something, but you may not have to die so soon - and you could be healthier, wealthier and happier in the meantime.
But it might be a sign that you are at risk of heart disease.
The reality of how we 'made' our child.

We need to talk about suicide prevention

It's time to smash taboos and talk about the unmentionable.
It's easy, free and can be done with a friend, but is walking enough when it comes to exercising?
Good news for those of us who spend most of the work week slumped in a chair.


Let's talk about it all: from love and dating to divorce and estrangement (and everything in between). #LookMeInTheEye

A look back on how Sex And The City liberated a generation of women from migrant backgrounds living in repressive circumstances, and why it’s important that it ends...
Online dating has been around for more than 20 years, but for the most part, the goal has been to eventually meet your new paramour face to face. Virtual reality...
"By unfriending people, liking content specific to our interests and algorithms that further taper these walls, it is easy to fall into a false sense of reality."
Breakups are usually associated with romantic love. But how do we get over breakups with friends or family? Koraly Dimitriadis unpacks this tricky issue.
A new book explores how marriage has changed in recent years, and why that’s made staying married harder.
There's a perfectly good reason why Tinder's not working for you. New research shows that dating-app algorithms are effectively useless at predicting romantic...
When families splinter, and members are cut off, secrets, half-truths and sentiment can fill their absence. Unless the questions are asked, and answered, the...


Parenting for modern families: new rules for a new age.

It's hard for parents to know whether, or how, they should address suicide with their children.
As our population ages, what can we do to make sure our cities develop accordingly?
Second-generation Australians face a difficult dilemma, explains Camha Pham. They can act to preserve a culture that they were not born into, or they can let it...
Keeping media out of bedrooms may cause a battle in the short term, but will benefit children in the long-term.
Adjusting to motherhood and adapting to life in a foreign country presented similar challenges, and both seemed to make the other experience lonelier.
"This is my story of how it felt when my daughter stopped speaking to me for what seemed an eternity. And how I strove for reconciliation."
There are benefits to shared reading long after children can read to themselves, so how long should you read to your children?

Explore what obesity really looks like

Determine the personal and scientific realities of Australia's obesity epidemic with SBS's new three-part weekly documentary series: 'The Obesity Myth', debuting on Monday 4 September on SBS at 7.30pm. #TheObesityMyth

Without psychological adjustments, my great personal weight loss achievement is still undercut by my obesity obsession.
It wasn't until Joshua was in his late 20s that the kilos really started to pile on. Having already been through depression and drug addiction, he was determined to ensure that obesity wouldn't be his...
Common sense dictates that you can't catch obesity simply by standing next to a larger person, writes Helen Razer. So why is the topic of obesity such a source of discomfort and anger for so many non-...
Challenging misconceptions about obesity as a lifestyle choice, this episode features patients such as 26-year-old Felicity; former gridiron player Robert; and Wayne, whose diabetes means he faces a f...
There's more to obesity than looks alone.
A conversation about our evolving attitudes towards fatness.
Adolescent Arab-Australians are among the most likely groups in the country to be classified as overweight or obese. Ruby Hamad asks if culture and genetics are to blame or whether something else is a...

I'm Your Man

I’m Your Man explores the diverse history of some of Australia’s best-known boxing legends, using innovative technology to create a fully interactive and immersive experience. 

"To map Australia’s boxing legacy is to also map the history of some of our country's most socio-economically disadvantaged. To these men boxing is not just a sport it...
I’m Your Man explores the diverse history of some of Australia’s best-known boxing legends.

I'm Your Man

An interactive documentary about Australia's boxing legends.
Offering free boxing lessons for Indigenous children every week, the program has attracted descendants of Aboriginal boxing legends such as Lionel Rose and...
In the lead up to #MundineGreen2, NITV takes a look back at some prominent Aboriginal boxers of yesteryear.

Challenging racism

Stories that wrestle with matters of identity and culture, and challenge racial preconceptions.

'Speed Date A Muslim' is not a romantic or social event. It's a meetup with a difference, designed to provide a safe space for non-Muslims to meet Muslims, ask questions and smash racial boundaries.
Whenever there is a racist incident we hear people talk about the need for more education. And, to be fair, a lot of racism does stem from a lack of education, but that is only true for those who soak...

K-Pop artists speak out about racism

There are a number of K-pop stars who faced racism in the industry.
Thanks to new science on the psychology of racism, you can measure your own racial bias – and make a start towards reducing it.
White guys who say they're into 'Asian chicks' might think they're super progressive, but some Asian women disagree – strongly.
How much do we actually know about the concept and history of this sociological term, which is rapidly gaining popularity?
Do we really believe that all racists care about women’s rights?


Stories bringing Indigenous into Australia’s identity. Celebrating inspiring groups and individuals. #WalkWithUs

Racismo na Austrália afeta mais indígenas e africanos

Uma campanha anti-racismo da Comissão Australiana de Direitos Humanos tem como objetivo combater o racismo sofrido por indígenas e australianos de descendência africana.

It's a harrowing fact that Indigenous women are less likely to survive breast cancer than other women. A new social media campaign is trying to change that by encouraging Aboriginal women to get re...

Rob Henry founder of the IEF Foundation - Indigenous Education Foundation discussed the "Watch a film: Save a culture # wafsac" campaign as a fund-raising tool...

Five years ago, Sydney Roosters star, Latrell Mitchell made a promise to his father Matthew.

“The victors write the history, but that story can be challenged by dissenting voices and unpicked until it ultimately frays at the edges” – Larissa Behrendt, author of Finding Eliza: Power and ...

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