State Government to close Qld’s only dedicated residential youth mental health facility

ABC News By Jesse Dorsett Updated Wed Aug 7, 2013 The State Government has confirmed it is shutting down Queensland’s only mental health unit that houses teenagers with severe mental disorders. Health Minister Lawrence Springborg says the services provided by…

Dr John Durkin, from the UK to keynote and workshop at the Australian Rural and Remote Mental Health Conference 2013

Dr John Durkin is a psychologist specialising in posttraumatic growth. Out of his early career as a firefighter, he developed an interest in the positive outcomes to traumatic experience. He worked with crisis intervention teams in New York’s fire and…

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…

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…