Aged & Allied Health > Mental health

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.

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.

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