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Mental health peer support program launches in outback NSW, but there is still a shortfall of professionals - ABC Online

Mon, 08/14/2017 - 23:19

ABC Online

Mental health peer support program launches in outback NSW, but there is still a shortfall of professionals
ABC Online
Eight residents with experience of a mental illness are employed as peer support workers to help others who are struggling with mental health problems. The group aims to reduce social isolation by providing friendship and guidance over outings such as ...

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Mental health peer support program launches in outback NSW, but there is still a shortfall of professionals - ABC Online

Mon, 08/14/2017 - 23:19

ABC Online

Mental health peer support program launches in outback NSW, but there is still a shortfall of professionals
ABC Online
Health district mental health director Susan Daly said peer support workers could connect with people who had a mental illness in ways that health professionals could not. But she said the initiative was about more than just providing support to people ...

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Mental health peer support program launches in outback NSW, but there is still a shortfall of professionals - ABC Online

Mon, 08/14/2017 - 23:19

ABC Online

Mental health peer support program launches in outback NSW, but there is still a shortfall of professionals
ABC Online
Health district mental health director Susan Daly said peer support workers could connect with people who had a mental illness in ways that health professionals could not. But she said the initiative was about more than just providing support to people ...

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Health warning as Sydney blanketed by thick haze for second day - dailytelegraph.com.au

Mon, 08/14/2017 - 21:54

dailytelegraph.com.au

Health warning as Sydney blanketed by thick haze for second day
dailytelegraph.com.au
Health warning as Sydney blanketed by thick haze for second day. The Daily Telegraph. August 14, 2017 2:33pm. A thick haze is hanging over Sydney for a second day, with those with respiratory conditions being warned to remain safe. Westerly winds ...

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Coal power comes with $2.6b health bill | SBS News - SBS

Mon, 08/14/2017 - 14:09

Coal power comes with $2.6b health bill | SBS News
SBS
A new report on pollution from coal power stations finds the health effects on nearby communities could be eased greatly if emissions were cut.

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Health insurance premiums pushing patients out of cover - The Australian

Mon, 08/14/2017 - 11:01

The Australian

Health insurance premiums pushing patients out of cover
The Australian
The challenge of balancing costs and benefits in health insurance is difficult, and possible reform proposals are polarising. For example, some have called for so-called junk policies with cheap premiums and little cover to be abolished, while others ...

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Husbands, this is how you support your wife after a health scare - 9Honey

Mon, 08/14/2017 - 05:35

9Honey

Husbands, this is how you support your wife after a health scare
9Honey
When Samantha Caracci ended up in the emergency ward instead of on a longed-for date night with her husband, she was in despair. A long battle with ovarian ...
How caring husband's simple act helped wife struggling with health ...Mirror.co.uk

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'They're terrified': Mental health patients fight electro-shock therapy ... - The Age

Mon, 08/14/2017 - 05:26

The Age

'They're terrified': Mental health patients fight electro-shock therapy ...
The Age
Two Victorian mental health patients have taken their fight against compulsory electro-shock therapy to the Supreme Court. A man named as "PBU" has received ...

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Former SA Health director's home detention argument to look after ... - ABC Online

Mon, 08/14/2017 - 05:23

ABC Online

Former SA Health director's home detention argument to look after ...
ABC Online
A former senior SA Health employee convicted of orchestrating an elaborate scam involving fake work-related death threats will be resentenced after an appeal ...

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Former SA Health director's home detention argument to look after ... - ABC Online

Mon, 08/14/2017 - 05:23

ABC Online

Former SA Health director's home detention argument to look after ...
ABC Online
A former senior SA Health employee convicted of orchestrating an elaborate scam involving fake work-related death threats will be resentenced after an appeal ...

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Costs eat into private health incentives - The Australian

Sun, 08/13/2017 - 14:30

Costs eat into private health incentives
The Australian
It is believed tens of thousands of Australians could be nearing the tipping point where it would be cheaper for them to pay the tax surcharge rather than the private health cover. “While there are many good reasons to take out private health insurance ...

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Students' mental health crisis exposed - The Australian

Sun, 08/13/2017 - 14:08

The Australian

Students' mental health crisis exposed
The Australian
Victorian government reports this month on the schoolyard mental health crisis detail horrific accounts of illness and self-harm facing children from Year 2 to Year 12. They include the reported death of a Year 12 student and other shocking details ...

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The recipe for better mental health could be a home-cooked meal - The New Daily

Sun, 08/13/2017 - 12:47

The recipe for better mental health could be a home-cooked meal
The New Daily
Those who make the kitchen their sanctuary may be onto something, with recent studies indicating that preparing a home-cooked meal can also improve mental health. A study published in the Journal of Positive Psychology found those who frequently ...

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Ambulance call-outs for mental health patients in England soar by 23% - The Guardian

Sun, 08/13/2017 - 09:38

The Guardian

Ambulance call-outs for mental health patients in England soar by 23%
The Guardian
The number of ambulance call-outs for people experiencing mental health problems in England has soared by nearly a quarter in two years. Data obtained under the Freedom of Information Act shows paramedics helped over 30,000 more patients (172,799) ...

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How a 19th-century poem by Rudyard Kipling is helping men's mental health - ABC Online

Sun, 08/13/2017 - 06:33

ABC Online

How a 19th-century poem by Rudyard Kipling is helping men's mental health
ABC Online
The voice of Australian actor Jack Thompson and an animation of a 19th-century poem are the latest tools being used to get men to open up about mental health. Darwin entrepreneur Clinton Hoffmann has created a self-help guide for men based on Rudyard ...

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'Ludicrous' Queensland Health red tape denies baby life-saving surgery - 9news.com.au

Sat, 08/12/2017 - 09:51

9news.com.au

'Ludicrous' Queensland Health red tape denies baby life-saving surgery
9news.com.au
A young mother is blaming “ludicrous” bureaucratic red tape for putting the life of her baby at risk and denying her crucial surgery. Victoria Bromhead, from the Sunshine Coast, has been forced to watch her 11-month-old daughter stop breathing during ...

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Do pets really benefit children's health? Large study investigates - Medical News Today

Sat, 08/12/2017 - 08:10

Medical News Today

Do pets really benefit children's health? Large study investigates
Medical News Today
The new research brings advanced statistical tools such as double robust regression analyses to the study of this topic, which the scientists used to account for other factors that may influence a child's health rather than pet ownership, such as ...

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Women's health night proved a big success - Riverine Herald

Sat, 08/12/2017 - 06:14

Riverine Herald

Women's health night proved a big success
Riverine Herald
Narelle O'Donoghue (community health manager Gannawarra Shire), Dr Megan Belot, Wendy Lunghusen (Cohuna District Hospital nurse), Tanya Maher-Toose (community health nurse Northern District Community Health), Rachel Weaver (counsellor ...

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New health warning over tattoos - Bundaberg News Mail

Fri, 08/11/2017 - 23:12

Bundaberg News Mail

New health warning over tattoos
Bundaberg News Mail
TATTOOS - especially big ones - are all the rage with celebrities like David Beckham and Harry Styles covered in body art. But before you go under the needle and ink your body, it might be worth heeding this warning. Getting a tattoo could come with a ...
Tattoos: Health warning over getting inked - News.com.auNEWS.com.au

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CQU's Centre for Indigenous Health Equity Research opens ... - The Cairns Post

Fri, 08/11/2017 - 19:11

The Cairns Post

CQU's Centre for Indigenous Health Equity Research opens ...
The Cairns Post
RESEARCH on the mental health and wellbeing of indigenous students during their transition from remote communities to boarding schools is one of the first ...

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