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…

Suicide and social media: Youth mental health

Social media has much potential for raising community awareness about the problem of suicide due to the capacity for expression of emotion, care and support for those affected as well as a way of channelling and managing grief. However, it…

“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…

Supporting Those Who Care: Partners in Depression National Program Outcomes

The Hunter Institute of Mental Health has launched their national evaluation report ‘Supporting Those Who Care: Partners in Depression National Program Outcomes’ report The report draws attention to the potential risk of poor mental health and wellbeing amongst the 2.6…