Aged & Allied Health > Mental health

People with diabetes hit hard by pandemic

14 July, 2020

In addition to impacting physical health, 40% of people with diabetes report that COVID-19 has had a negative impact on their mental or emotional health.

Resources for GPs supporting victims of domestic violence

26 June, 2020

The RACGP is providing resources and support tools to help GPs care for victims of domestic abuse and violence.

Woodlea pen pal program helps seniors combat loneliness

25 May, 2020

The senior pen pal program encourages children and residents of the community to engage with residents of local aged-care and retirement facilities.

Vicarious trauma: a warning to healthcare workers

06 May, 2020 by Amy Sarcevic

Healthcare workers battling on the COVID-19 frontline are being advised to keep tabs on their mental health.

Global impact of COVID-19 on mental health

28 April, 2020

Mental health experts across the world have come together to highlight the need for mental health and brain research to be central in the global response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

COVID-19 support line opens for seniors

27 April, 2020

A free dedicated support line is now available to address the mental health of senior Australians, their families and carers impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Reliving trauma

17 April, 2020 by Amy Sarcevic

In summer 2019, Bianca fled her home on the first sight of a 'catastrophic' fire warning on her mobile phone, which — still to this day — she never leaves out of sight.

Managing violence in healthcare settings

16 April, 2020 by Amy Sarcevic

Violence against healthcare professionals is on the rise and is believed to be linked to the increasing popularity of violence-inducing drugs and the growth in patients presenting with acute mental health problems.

A Day in the Life of Captain Starlight

15 April, 2020

At work each day, Abe Mitchell transforms into Captain Starlight to bring fun and laughter to children and their families.

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.

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.

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.

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