Aged & Allied Health > Mental health

A Day in the Life of an Elder Clown

24 February, 2020

Bonnie visits aged-care facilities throughout Sydney, bringing joy, laughter and friendship, especially to the socially isolated or those living with dementia.


In Conversation with Christine Morgan

24 February, 2020

H+H talks to Christine Morgan, Australia's first National Suicide Prevention Adviser to the Prime Minister and dual winner of the 2019 Australian Mental Health Prize.


The case for intergenerational care in Australia

26 November, 2019 by Jane Allman

In a society where more older Australians are feeling lonely and isolated, could interactions with young children have a permanent place in aged care?


National parks save $145bn a year in health services

19 November, 2019

A team of Griffith University researchers has estimated that national parks worldwide are worth about $8.7 trillion a year in the improved mental health of their visitors.


More support needed after self-harm to reduce suicide risk

07 November, 2019

A high risk of suicide following hospital discharge for self-harm highlights the need for early follow-up care and risk-reduction strategies.


Study to explore sexual issues in women with ovarian cancer

06 November, 2019

Women will be asked about their experiences of sexuality, body image, sexual function, femininity and related depression and anxiety.


Push to upskill GPs and raise awareness during Mental Health Week

09 October, 2019

Greg Hunt backs the release of a framework for assessing the mental health of young Australians, while Climb for Mental Health showcases the importance of moving onwards and upwards.


Patient rights in health care

09 August, 2019

The Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care has launched the Australian Charter of Healthcare Rights second edition. The Australian Digital Health Agency has launched a new My Health Record Mental Health toolkit.


A whole new world

27 May, 2019

Virtual reality can transport aged-care residents to another country, all from the comfort of their armchair. It's fun, blended with therapeutic benefits.


Preventing burnout: detecting the signs

22 April, 2019 by Jurie G Rossouw*

You are your own most important patient — take care of yourself first so you can better help others. We identify the signs to watch out for.


Depressed, suicidal teens not seeking help

21 March, 2019

A new UNSW-led study has found that one in four students are experiencing depression, but most are reluctant to seek help.


The burnout problem in health care today

18 February, 2019 by Dr Jocelyn Lowinger*

Burnout is increasingly an issue for healthcare professionals. Evidence-based coaching is one approach that can help turn this around.


World experts discuss assistive tech innovations for complex neuro conditions

23 May, 2018

Assistive technologies can have a huge impact on improving the life of a person with a disability.


Women more likely to survive crises than men

16 January, 2018

Genetics, rather than risk-taking behaviours, may be behind women and female children surviving adversity better than men, according to new research.


Inflammation in the brain may trigger Alzheimer's

11 January, 2018

Researchers still don't know what causes Alzheimer's, but new resarch brings them a step closer to an answer... and a cure.


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