Alcohol and drugs can lead to regrets (PRESS RELEASE Helen Morton: AUGUST 5, 2012)

Helen Morton Minister for Mental Health; Disability ServicesSun 05 August, 2012Portfolio: Mental Health         New cinema and radio ads designed for young Aboriginal people         Campaign focus on impact on the mind, body, law and support New cinema and radio…

A Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) Program a Rural Community Mental Health setting

In Australia the recent development of draft guidelines for the treatment of Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) will set a standard for the provision of services for people with this disorder. It is therefore timely to review programs that are in…

Dual Diagnosis of mental illness (MI) and acquired brain injury (ABI): Making positive changes towards rehabilitation and recovery.

Aims and RationaleThe aim of this exploratory study was twofold. It sought to describe some of the challenges faced by people with dual diagnosis of ABI and MI; and secondly, from these findings make recommendations on service practices and policies…

Promising results for online depression therapy

Published in the NursingReview Online 10 July 2012Australian National University researchers say online interventions can have important flow on effects to a patient’s quality of life and physical health. Online depression therapy programs can have a positive impact on more…

Preventing obesity and poor physical health through assessment and ongoing monitoring

Dr Susanne Stanley aims to highlight the poor physical health of the mentally ill, paying particular attention to the high incidence of obesity, which can lead to complications such as type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease. Whilst obesity is of…