Alcohol Action in Rural Communities

Read the full story here A multi-million dollar research project involving 20 towns throughout NSW has shown that coordinated community action does reduce excessive alcohol consumption and harms. Comprising 13 evidence-based, community-led...

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Drought prompts mental health review

By MARK PHELPS, Queensland Country Life 13th March, 2014 CHARLEVILLE: QUEENSLAND’s worsening drought crisis has prompted a review of the delivery of mental health services in rural areas. Health Minister Lawrence Springborg speaking in...

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A young voice on the topic of rural depression

By Sally Bryant ABC RURAL As the eastern states move deeper into drought, as the Federal Government considers its options for drought support, and state governments are forced to expand assistance packages, the issue of rural mental health is...

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Extreme obesity the new normal

Story by Amy Corderoy, Health Editor, Sydney Morning Herald Extreme obesity has increased to the point that people are losing sight of what a normal weight actually is, health experts say. Morbid obesity, the highest scale of obesity, increased...

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Early Bird Registration closing this weekend

Early bird registration closes this Saturday 1st March for the No 2 Bullying Conference on the Gold Coast from the 6th — 8th April 2014. Register and make payment via the conference website http://www.no2bullying.org.au to secure these special...

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