Phone Addiction in Children is Like Drug Abuse

The following article was kindly written and contributed by Jill Sweatman, a presenter at the 2019 Australian Rural & Remote Mental Health Symposium.  We are living in a giant uncontrolled experiment with a generation of Australian children growing up exposed…

Suicide Prevention: A regional approach to implementing Mindframe

The 2018 Australian Rural & Remote Mental Health Symposium will be held next month over 15-17 October at the Hotel Grand Chancellor, Hobart, Tasmania. Joining us at the conference is Ms Clare Jones, Project Officer at Everymind who will present on ‘Suicide Prevention:…

Translating Research into Service Delivery: A Regional Rural Case Study

The 2018 Australian Rural & Remote Mental Health Symposium will this year be held over 15-17 October at the Hotel Grand Chancellor, Hobart, Tasmania. Joining us at the conference is Mrs Jackie Hallan, Senior Program Manager at Reachout Australia who will present on…

Present at the 10th Australian Rural & Remote Mental Health Symposium

The 10th Australian Rural & Remote Mental Health Symposium will this year be held over 15 – 17 October 2018 at the Hotel Grand Chancellor, Hobart, Tasmania. The Symposium is celebrating 10 years of important discussions and education, providing a platform for…

In Hard Times Hunter Farmers Must Focus on Mental Health, Experts Say

The traditional farmers’ approach to tough times might be to knuckle down and get on with the work at hand. But experts are urging people communities across the Hunter to take care of their mental health, as the effects of the drought gripping…

Telehealth Initiative to Improve Rural Access

Regional Health Minister Dr David Gillespie has welcomed a telehealth initiative commencing which allows improved access to psychological services, for regional Australians. He says a major barrier to rural residents accessing vital mental health treatment will be removed by a new…

Retention of Early Career Health Professionals Working in Rural and Remote Australia

The reality gap: A grounded theory whole-of-life explanation of turnover intention of early career rural-based community mental health professionals. This study focused on retention of early career (0-5 years after graduating) health professionals working in rural and remote Australia. Some…

Claire Lynch: The Far West Mental Health Recovery Centre

A collaborative mental health workforce development experience in remote NSW… the continuing story. The Far West Mental Health Recovery Centre is a residential sub-acute mental health facility in Broken Hill operated as a partnership between the Far West Local Health…