Aged & Allied Health > Mental health

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.

Hospitalisation rate in people with intellectual disability 'unacceptably high'

15 June, 2021

A new study reveals that people with intellectual disability are being hospitalised for conditions that could be prevented or adequately managed in primary care.

Mood-tracking app empowers expectant and new mums to manage mental wellbeing

10 June, 2021

An evidence-based app — YourTime — has been developed to help women track their mental wellbeing during pregnancy and early motherhood.

Young go-getter honours hospital hero

20 April, 2021

When considering a recipient for the Super Hero Awards, Joshua and his mum Abbi chose Children's Hospital Foundation Family Liaison Manager Angie Brooks.

AIA Australia launches wellbeing coaching service

16 March, 2021

The AIA Vitality Wellbeing Check-In Program gives Priority Protection policyholders access to two free sessions with an experienced Mindstar wellbeing coach.

WHO invites Health Literacy Initiative to join global network

10 February, 2021

The Mental Health Commission of NSW will join the World Health Organization (WHO) in a global network to improve community health literacy.

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.

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