Why Carers Should Protect Their Mental Health

Millions of people around the world care for family members, friends or others in need of day-to-day assistance. Here in Australia, 3 million...

Are You Ready to Learn a New C-Word?

They are the people collecting your patient from the mental health unit…

Dementia Care Tips Caregivers Wish They Knew Sooner

Being a caregiver may not be an easy task and may not always come naturally. Some may need training, while others may need a to-do list.

The Benefits of Consumer and Carer Participation in Mental Health

The 2018 International Mental Health Conference is almost upon us again, this year the conference will be held over the 8th – 10th August at the RACV...

The Opportunities and Challenges for Public and Private Mental Health Services in Australia

In August 2015 a presentation to the 16th International Mental Health Conference by Sandy Thomson from GovernancePlus provided delegates with an...

Carer Appraisal Scale - A Carer-Based Assessment of Patient Functioning

Measurement of patient outcomes is an integral part of mental health service evaluation, as well as guiding clinical practice to ensure best...

Examining the impact on adult children caring for elderly parents with mental illness

Caring for elderly parents with mental illness It was hypothesized that the children of elderly parents with a long-standing mental...