Aged & Allied Health > Mental health

Sing-a-long live stream set to bring Christmas cheer to seniors

14 December, 2020

RFBI is excited to announce its Big Christmas Sing-a-long, which will live stream on Thursday, 17 December.

Call to action to eliminate HIV-related stigma

01 December, 2020

Marking World AIDS Day on 1 December, HIV advocates are calling for greater efforts and coordination to eliminate HIV-related stigma.

New standards for safe and effective digital mental health care

30 November, 2020

New National Safety and Quality Digital Mental Health (NSQDMH) Standards have been released by the Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care.

Double win for Australian Mental Health Prize

10 November, 2020

Scientia Professor Gordon Parker and Professor Helen Milroy have been announced as dual winners of the 2020 Australian Mental Health Prize.

Exhaustion leaves Qld junior doctors fearing mistakes

04 November, 2020

Nearly half of Queensland's trainee doctors are worried they will make a clinical mistake because they are exhausted from working excessively long hours.

The rising cost of workplace mental health injuries

12 October, 2020

An Allianz report reveals that the cost of workers compensation claims relating to mental health has increased by 80%.

Meditation app promotes healthy minds

09 October, 2020

To coincide with World Mental Health Day on 10 October, Healthy Minds Innovations is encouraging people to download the free Healthy Minds Program App.

Australian volunteers wanted for eating disorders study

22 September, 2020

Australian researchers are calling for more than 3500 volunteers to enrol in a study investigating genetic predisposition to three complex eating disorders.

Trauma rife among aged-care residents, says researcher

21 September, 2020 by Amy Sarcevic

More than 70% of people within aged-care facilities have experienced a traumatic event in their lives and may need psychological intervention during COVID-19, says researcher.

Study to investigate long-term effects of COVID-19 on frontline workers

16 September, 2020

The Victorian Government has announced funding for a collaborative study into the long-term impacts of the pandemic on healthcare workers' psychological and physical wellbeing.

Supporting the mental health of children and families

14 September, 2020 by Professor Frank Oberklaid*

Free online resources such as are available to help families and their children during the current pandemic.

SHPA calls for conversations on R U OK?Day

10 September, 2020

This R U OK?Day SHPA is calling for hospital pharmacists and technicians, and their colleagues, to maintain conversations around mental health and wellbeing amid a challenging year.

How digital health can combat mental health

07 September, 2020 by Amy Hill, General Manager, Jayex Australia

Many healthcare software providers now offer a 'contactless experience', giving patients confidence that they can receive medical support in a safer environment.

Alarming behaviour employers should look out for

04 September, 2020 by Dr Frank Chow, Director and Psychiatrist, 2OP Health

There are a few alarming behavioural patterns and indications healthcare employers need to be mindful of, observe and intervene where necessary.

Mums need more ante and postnatal support

28 August, 2020

Research has found a correlation between a mother's mental health and children's emotional and social development.

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