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Five ways to enhance your mood and mental health - ABC News

Wed, 10/10/2018 - 01:02

ABC News

Five ways to enhance your mood and mental health
ABC News
When someone is diagnosed with a mental health disorder such as depression or anxiety, first-line treatments usually include psychological therapies and medication. What's not always discussed are the changeable lifestyle factors that influence our ...

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Health workers depart 'desperate' Nauru - SBS

Wed, 10/10/2018 - 00:58

SBS

Health workers depart 'desperate' Nauru
SBS
Mental health workers providing care to refugees and asylum seekers on Nauru have left the island after being told their presence was "no longer required". Medecins Sans Frontieres - also known as Doctors Without Borders - confirmed on Wednesday its ...
MSF confirms forced exit from Nauru as refugee mental health 'beyond desperate'The Guardian

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Schools back students helping students with mental health issues - ABC News

Wed, 10/10/2018 - 00:45

ABC News

Schools back students helping students with mental health issues
ABC News
A Tasmanian not-for-profit program run by young people for young people is challenging traditional approaches to youth mental health education. And Tasmanian schools are backing the Little HELP Project (LHP), a project that was also designed by ...

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Mental Health Week: Resources for GPs - RACGP

Tue, 10/09/2018 - 23:48

RACGP

Mental Health Week: Resources for GPs
RACGP
National guide to a preventive health assessment for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people – includes a chapter dedicated to mental health of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, as well as recommendations for screening young people for ...

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Mental Health Week: Resources for GPs - RACGP

Tue, 10/09/2018 - 23:48

RACGP

Mental Health Week: Resources for GPs
RACGP
National guide to a preventive health assessment for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people – includes a chapter dedicated to mental health of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, as well as recommendations for screening young people for ...

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Wind turbines a potential health risk: World Health Organisation - PerthNow

Tue, 10/09/2018 - 23:28

PerthNow

Wind turbines a potential health risk: World Health Organisation
PerthNow
WIND power generators can cause health problems if they result in people being exposed to excessive noise levels, according to new guidelines for Europe that the World Health Organisation (WHO) has published. Exposure to wind turbines should not ...
Wind turbines can cause health problems, new World Health Organisations guidelines sayThe Australian
Noise: The other pollution hurting our healthCNN

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The men's mental health crisis Australia can no longer ignore — six male suicides a day - NEWS.com.au

Tue, 10/09/2018 - 22:46

NEWS.com.au

The men's mental health crisis Australia can no longer ignore — six male suicides a day
NEWS.com.au
While mental health is an issue across the community — there was a nine per cent increase in the number of suicides of both men and women last year — men are three times more likely to take their own lives. There is a gender imbalance and news.com.au ...

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Battling bipolar without support drives Albany woman to start mental health support network - ABC News

Tue, 10/09/2018 - 19:35

ABC News

Battling bipolar without support drives Albany woman to start mental health support network
ABC News
After a long battle with bipolar disorder, a West Australian woman has started a mental health peer-support network and found a form of therapy that works — supporting others. For years, Jo Brown's life was on the brink. "Every other month I was ...

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Private health premiums could rise by 12 per cent next year, leaked modelling shows - The Sydney Morning Herald

Tue, 10/09/2018 - 13:00

The Sydney Morning Herald

Private health premiums could rise by 12 per cent next year, leaked modelling shows
The Sydney Morning Herald
Private health insurance premiums have been predicted to rise by up to 12 per cent for some people next year if a scenario, favoured by the government is adopted, confidential federal health department modelling leaked to Fairfax Media shows. Doctors ...

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Mental health of the nation: Productivity Commission to investigate mental health spending - RACGP

Tue, 10/09/2018 - 03:03

RACGP

Mental health of the nation: Productivity Commission to investigate mental health spending
RACGP
The RACGP's General practice: Health of the nation 2018 report identified mental health issues as the most common single reason patients booked consultations with their GPs. GPs also consider mental health as the health issue causing them the most ...
14 famous people who struggled with mental healthSBS
Taking stock: The importance of good mental healthThe West Australian
Walking for wellbeing: Wild Women Mental Health HikeABC News
World Health Organization -The Guardian -BBC News -Twitter
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Mental health of the nation: Productivity Commission to investigate mental health spending - RACGP

Tue, 10/09/2018 - 03:03

RACGP

Mental health of the nation: Productivity Commission to investigate mental health spending
RACGP
The RACGP's General practice: Health of the nation 2018 report identified mental health issues as the most common single reason patients booked consultations with their GPs. GPs also consider mental health as the health issue causing them the most ...
Do you see what I see?UNICEF Australia (blog)
Local calls to end stigma this Mental Health WeekQueensland Times
Is your workplace mentally healthy?InDaily
The Times -FOX31 Denver
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Mackay health workers lose whopping 200kg+ - Mackay Daily Mercury

Tue, 10/09/2018 - 02:10

Mackay Daily Mercury

Mackay health workers lose whopping 200kg+
Mackay Daily Mercury
MACKAY Hospital and Health Service has won the tightly contested healthy living competition - beating their Rockhampton rivals in the Battle of the Bulge. The competition challenged participants from the health sector to track their steps, weight and ...

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Groups team up to smash mental health stigma - Mackay Daily Mercury

Tue, 10/09/2018 - 01:51

Mackay Daily Mercury

Groups team up to smash mental health stigma
Mackay Daily Mercury
Dozens of people gathered at 9th Lane Grind yesterday for the announcement of the collaboration between the Mackay Cutters and the Mackay Hospital mental health service. The two campaigns Change the Game and Smash the Stigma have been linked to ...

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Anti-vax billboard 'fear speech, not free speech', Health Minister wants it taken down - ABC News

Mon, 10/08/2018 - 19:54

ABC News

Anti-vax billboard 'fear speech, not free speech', Health Minister wants it taken down
ABC News
"Vaccination is safe and it's effective — it is the single biggest and best public health intervention in a century." The group responsible, Australian Vaccination-risks Network Inc., said it paid for the sign and was "extremely proud" of its impact ...

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Please do not tell us to 'pray away' our mental health issues - The Sydney Morning Herald

Mon, 10/08/2018 - 13:06

The Sydney Morning Herald

Please do not tell us to 'pray away' our mental health issues
The Sydney Morning Herald
“You don't need to see a psychologist. Just pray.” A well meaning and otherwise caring individual said these words to me. At a time when I was very clearly struggling with my mental health, this was a painful reminder of how so many people from ...

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Investigation launched into recruitment of top ACT Health executive - The Canberra Times

Mon, 10/08/2018 - 13:00

The Canberra Times

Investigation launched into recruitment of top ACT Health executive
The Canberra Times
An independent lawyer is investigating claims by whistleblower doctors that ACT Health's recruitment of Canberra Hospital's director of medical imaging was handled inappropriately. A public interest disclosure written by two senior radiologists at ...

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Ramsay Health Care's French arm sweetens bid for Capio AB - The Australian Financial Review

Mon, 10/08/2018 - 08:20

The Australian Financial Review

Ramsay Health Care's French arm sweetens bid for Capio AB
The Australian Financial Review
Ramsay Health Care's French subsidiary has bulked up its bid for European private hospital operator Capio by 20 per cent to €783 million ($1.3 billion) after the company and its shareholders criticised the original $1 billion bid as undervaluing the ...
Ramsay Health Care Limited (ASX:RHC) increases offer for Capio by 20%Motley Fool Australia

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Mental health worker killed allegedly by patient during home visit - NEWS.com.au

Mon, 10/08/2018 - 06:07

NEWS.com.au

Mental health worker killed allegedly by patient during home visit
NEWS.com.au
A MAN has been charged with murdering a mental health worker who was stabbed in the neck in Perth and managed to drive herself to a cafe before she died. The woman was visiting a patient on Saturday evening when she was attacked, then drove to ...
'Your light shines so bright': Man charged with murdering mental health worker9news.com.au

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Australia's health system still failing people with acute mental health needs: Report - RACGP

Mon, 10/08/2018 - 05:53

RACGP

Australia's health system still failing people with acute mental health needs: Report
RACGP
This is the voice of a person who has presented multiple times to the emergency department with acute mental health concerns. Their story is recorded in The long wait: An analysis of mental health presentations to Australian emergency departments, a ...
Emergency departments in 'crisis' as mental health patients left waiting: new reportABC News
Doctors decry mental health care 'shambles'The West Australian

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Telstra faces audit for health call fail - NEWS.com.au

Mon, 10/08/2018 - 04:03

NEWS.com.au

Telstra faces audit for health call fail
NEWS.com.au
It follows an investigation by the communications watchdog which revealed Telstra was aware both customers needed a working landline due to their life-threatening, chronic health conditions. The Australian Communications and Media Authority says it is ...

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