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Experts express concerns over infant mental health assessment

Experts express concerns over infant mental health assessment

Forty world experts on child development and mental health have released a joint statement calling for caution when applying an influential classification for assessing infant mental health and potential cases of abuse. The consensus statement, published [...]

Three ways to plan for taking a mental health break from your business – and how to return to work

Three ways to plan for taking a mental health break from your business – and how to return to work

Many business owners know the importance of prioritising their own mental health, but taking the time to think about the practicalities of taking time away from work is a daunting prospect for many entrepreneurs. This doesn’t [...]

Mental health message headed for isolated communities in Antarctic bases

Mental health message headed for isolated communities in Antarctic bases

It is one of the most remote places on Earth, but the physical hardships confronted by expeditioners to Antarctica are not the only challenges they face. Months spent without sunlight, separation from loved ones and disrupted [...]

Small devices generate big data

Small devices generate big data

Until recently, if you’d looked into where our health data is collected by researchers across Australia, you would have encountered the usual suspects – hospitals, prescription records, aged-care facilities, and local GP clinics. But the future [...]

Prince Harry: mental health should be at heart of armed forces training

Prince Harry: mental health should be at heart of armed forces training

Prince Harry has said mental health strategies for armed forces personnel are crucial to create a “more confident, focused and, ultimately, more combat-ready military”. In a speech at the Ministry of Defence, the 33-year-old prince, who [...]

Critical need for rural mental health care

Critical need for rural mental health care

Meeting the growing demand for mental healthcare in the bush will be critical for the long-term wellbeing of rural and remote patients, and will require the continuing strong focus of governments, the Rural Doctors Association of [...]

Suicide main cause of death for Aust youth

Suicide main cause of death for Aust youth

In 2016 more Australians aged between 15 to 44 died from suicide than any other cause, new data from the ABS shows. Suicide rates have fallen but it remains the leading cause of death among young [...]

The unhealthy state of some Australians

The unhealthy state of some Australians

A new snapshot of the health of Aussie men and women has uncovered some bleak findings. Aussie men are more likely than women to be obese, smoke, take illicit drugs and commit suicide, the nation’s latest [...]

ACT Mental Health Week extended to month-long series of free events in Canberra

ACT Mental Health Week extended to month-long series of free events in Canberra

Extra demand for mental-health services, particularly for LGBTIQ people suffering as a result of the same-sex marriage survey, has resulted in the extension of Mental Health Week in the territory. Mental Health Week will now be [...]

1400 drugs on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme to get cheaper from October 1

1400 drugs on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme to get cheaper from October 1

Australians battling breast cancer, Parkinson’s disease and psoriasis will save hundreds of dollars a year on medicine as a wave of 1400 drugs become eligible for extra subsidies under the pharmaceutical benefits scheme from Sunday.  But the biggest benefits [...]