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…

Engaging and managing angry young men with psychosis

Engagement with antisocial clients presents considerable difficulty, particularly when the impact of brain injuries exacerbates premorbid personality traits. Prof Warrick Brewer of the University of Melbourne Centre for Youth Mental Health, VIC, Australia and A/Prof Brendan Murphy of the Maroondah Hospital…

Art Psychotherapy a creative space for those who experience mental health challenges

Visual art can be a beneficial intervention form in supporting families and children experiencing mental health challenges. Case studies show how art can be a valuable tool for children and their families to gain a greater understanding of each others experience…

Down and out in the Bush, women’s experiences of depression in rural Australia

The 14th International Mental Health Conference is being held at the Outrigger, Surfers Paradise on Monday the 5th and Tuesday the 6th of August 2013. Many topics will be explored including that being presented by Stephanie Johnson on the experiences and support…

Join Prof Pat Dudgeon and present at the Rural & Remote Mental Health Conference

Prof Pat Dudgeon will deliver the Opening Keynote presentation at the Rural & Remote Mental Health Conference. Prof Dudgeon is acknowledged as Australia’s first Indigenous Psychologist. From the Bardi people of the Kimberley, Pat is known for her passionate work…