Aged & Allied Health

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.

Excellence in Age Services Awards: LASA announces winners

10 August, 2021

The EIAS Awards recognise winners in the following categories: Rising Star, Individual, Next Gen Young Leader, Organisation and Team.

New treatment for dry eye disease now PBS listed

10 August, 2021

Australians with persistent dry eye disease can now access a new, preservative-free, hydrating and lubricating emulsion on the PBS.

A Day in the Life of a Limbs 4 Life peer support volunteer

02 August, 2021

Andrew is a trained peer support volunteer at Limbs 4 Life, an organisation that provides information and support to amputees and their families.

HESTA Excellence Awards finalists revealed

28 July, 2021

Across disability, allied health, aged care and community services, 26 organisations and teams have been named as finalists in the 2021 HESTA Excellence Awards.

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.

Trucking health services to remote Queensland

21 July, 2021

Heart of Australia's HEART 4 truck hits the road to bring life-saving services to remote and rural Queensland.

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.

Is the gut microbiome the key to improved mental and physical health?

08 July, 2021 by Dr Malcolm Ball

The gut–brain axis plays a significant role in our mental health, with measurable improvements achieved by gut microbiota modification through dietary changes.

Why we need a holistic approach to servicing children with ADHD in regional Australia

08 July, 2021 by Claire Salter Parry, Clinical Services Manager at Umbo

We need to ensure that any investments in health care for children take a holistic approach to developing and empowering a circle of support around each child and their family.

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.

First Nations nurses and midwives honoured through story

06 July, 2021

'Caring and Community: Stories from Aboriginal nurses and midwives' celebrates thousands of years of birthing and healing practice.

Bush medicine knowledge flows to digital records

05 July, 2021

A new video shows the importance of bush medicine in Indigenous culture and health, and how My Health Record can be used to manage that information for holistic care.

Partnership launches program to accelerate aged-care employment outcomes

01 July, 2021

For Purpose Investment Partners, Catalyst Education and Generation Australia have partnered to accelerate employment outcomes in the aged-care sector.

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