Aged & Allied Health > Mental health

Clinical trial to test psychedelics for depression

28 April, 2022

Macquarie University is leading a clinical trial to test the effectiveness of regular, tiny doses of a psychedelic drug on moderate depression.

Opinion: Why housing should be a health issue this election

04 April, 2022 by Associate Professor Yvonne Parry, Child Health, College of Nursing and Health Sciences at Flinders University

Successive federal and state governments have abandoned families to housing market forces — placing many in the situation of being unable to afford home ownership or living in housing stress.

New centre to boost mental health support

19 January, 2022

A new 'Head to Health' centre has been launched in Darwin as part of a major national rollout of mental health support services.

Mental health support for health professionals

19 January, 2022

Black Dog Institute (BDI) is seeing an increase in support for health professionals since Omicron, with the service recording the highest user numbers from health professionals in the last 5 months.

Meeting growing mental health needs

23 December, 2021

Melbourne mental health facility The Victoria Clinic is in the process of a $50 million upgrade that will vastly expand its service offering.

Safeguarding worker wellbeing

29 November, 2021 by Stuart Taylor, CEO of Springfox

As Australia emerges from lockdown and our cities begin to reopen, the excitement on the city streets is palpable. However, the same cannot be said for our hospital wards.

Why self-compassion is vital for medical professionals

08 October, 2021 by Dr Olivia Ong*

It was a sunny autumn day in April 2020 when the reality of the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic was starting to hit home in Australia.

Study explores TMS treatment for OCD

08 October, 2021

A collaborative study by Monash University and the Epworth Centre for Innovation in Mental Health (ECIMH) explores the benefits of Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) on people with obsessive–compulsive disorder.

Subsidised GP training to boost mental health access

01 September, 2021

The RACGP has welcomed a new subsidy for GPs to undertake Focussed Psychological Strategies Skills Training (FPS ST).

Reducing financial stress for healthcare workers, a guide

25 August, 2021

Financial stress can lead to poor mental health — a recent survey found that 52% of Australian healthcare workers are worried about their finances.

Rising mental health concerns call for digital solutions

19 August, 2021

New data reveals that fewer than one in six people with psychological distress are seeking professional help.

Struggling to concentrate in lockdown?

16 August, 2021

Our everyday memory gets worse in lockdown because we are living through a type of groundhog day, making it harder to lay down and retrieve memories.

Environment and mental health added to cause of death equation

21 July, 2021

AIA Australia's 5590+ framework highlights the impact of environment and mental health on Australia's health statistics.

Why a billion dollars won't buy Australia improved mental health

16 July, 2021 by Dr Richard Lakeman*

Despite good intentions, increased federal funding for mental health services is unlikely to have a great impact on mental health outcomes.

Qld dietitian helps teen face food fears

07 July, 2021

A Brisbane dietitian who helped a 17-year-old face her phobia of food has been recognised for supporting young people with mental health challenges.

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