Aged & Allied Health > Mental health

Preventing burnout: detecting the signs

22 April, 2019 by Jurie G Rossouw*

You are your own most important patient — take care of yourself first so you can better help others. We identify the signs to watch out for.

Depressed, suicidal teens not seeking help

21 March, 2019

A new UNSW-led study has found that one in four students are experiencing depression, but most are reluctant to seek help.

The burnout problem in health care today

18 February, 2019 by Dr Jocelyn Lowinger*

Burnout is increasingly an issue for healthcare professionals. Evidence-based coaching is one approach that can help turn this around.

World experts discuss assistive tech innovations for complex neuro conditions

23 May, 2018

Assistive technologies can have a huge impact on improving the life of a person with a disability.

Women more likely to survive crises than men

16 January, 2018

Genetics, rather than risk-taking behaviours, may be behind women and female children surviving adversity better than men, according to new research.

Inflammation in the brain may trigger Alzheimer's

11 January, 2018

Researchers still don't know what causes Alzheimer's, but new resarch brings them a step closer to an answer... and a cure.

Seclusion and restraint use should be stopped

10 January, 2018

A review into seclusion and restraint use in NSW has found a disturbing lack of oversight.

Older white women more likely to contract Alzheimer's

28 November, 2017

White women genetically predisposed to Alzheimer's disease are more likely than white men to develop the disease during a critical 10-year span in their lives.

Retrenched older Aussies likely to be depressed, welfare-dependent

04 November, 2017

Helping older workers work longer could benefit both individuals and government budgets.

New online dementia guide provides practical information

29 September, 2017 by Laini Bennett

Designed for people caring for or living with dementia, the plain English guide is a valuable resource.

The difference between Alzheimer's and dementia

14 September, 2017

While both terms are often used interchangeably, they're not the same.

Too much sitting may be bad for your brain (and your body)

07 August, 2017

We all know that exercise is good for our health, but it may also keep our brains healthy.

Addressing the physical health of people living with mental illness

27 July, 2017 by Gabrielle Maston, Dietitians Association of Australia

People living with mental illness need to take care of their physical health through healthy eating and exercise, just like everyone else.

Study: 1 in 3 dementia cases could be prevented

21 July, 2017

Improving brain health by focusing on nine key areas of health could dramatically reduce the risk of dementia.

Staff mindfulness sessions well received at John Hunter Hospital

16 June, 2017 by Dr Susannah Ward, Dr Sue Outram

Hospital initiatives designed to promote employee health and wellbeing can positively contribute to the development of a hospital culture where staff feel valued and role model health behaviour to the community. Such interventions may reduce rates of employee mental illness, absenteeism, burnout and turnover while improving workforce morale, job satisfaction and resilience.

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