Improving the evidence on supported housing: latest research on NSW Housing & Accommodation Support

International literature suggests that the provision of permanent housing and support are important factors in supporting consumer recovery. Although the evidence on supported housing is well developed in the international context, it is still in its infancy in Australia. 14th…

Young men in crisis: mental health study

9 NEWS July 21 Young Australian men are in crisis, with half feeling stressed and nearly one in 10 having thoughts about suicide, according to new research. Mental health experts are alarmed by the extent of the unhappiness, but they…

Dementia, Decision-Making and Family Conflict – The Role of Mediation in a Legal Setting

The Guardianship Board of South Australia is tasked with making decisions about people with impaired decision-making capacity, including those suffering from mental illness or dementia. In addition to formal hearings, the Guardianship Board of SA conducts mediations or “Preliminary Conferences”,…

Participation in green exercise: Experiences of people with acute mental distress in an inpatient psychiatric facility

Green exercise is defined as any physical activity undertaken in natural settings. Synergistic benefits of green exercise have additional emotional and mentally restorative properties. People with mental distress describe experience of profound symptoms. Symptoms often lead to reoccurring admissions to…

Suicide and social media: Youth mental health

Social media has much potential for raising community awareness about the problem of suicide due to the capacity for expression of emotion, care and support for those affected as well as a way of channelling and managing grief. However, it…

Support mental health and wellbeing amongst children after a natural disaster

Disaster recovery programs are typically aimed to address concrete needs of communities in disaster impacted areas. The post-disaster psychological vulnerability of impacted populations, particularly of children and adolescents, is now widely documented. Teachers are ideally placed to administer early intervention strategies…

“When would my patient benefit from admission to a Private Psychiatric facility”?

This is one of the most common questions asked by General Practitioners who are managing patients suffering from a broad spectrum of mental health issues. Typically patients that are referred into private psychiatric hospitals are those suffering from depression, anxiety…

MENTAL HEALTH FORUM HOLDS FIRST MEETING

By Reporter Kerrin Thomas & Photo Journalist Gavin Coote Updated Sat Jul 6, 2013 2:58pm AEST Eight mental health agencies have met in Tamworth for the first time to discuss the roll-out of a new program. The Partners In Recovery…