A third of corporate Australia is feeling stressed, anxious and depressed

Australian workplaces are increasingly suffering from depression, anxiety and stress, according to a large study of mental health in corporate Australia. Mental illness appears to have increased by a third in the last decade. Depression is now the primary mental health disorder. The results of Australia’s Biggest Mental Health Check-In finds that one third of program participants were suffering from some form of mental illness, with 36% suffering from depression, …

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Family Parenting Associated with Inattentive Traits of Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) in Chinese Children and Adolescents

Increasing evidence has suggested both gene and environmental factors contributing to ADHD. The function of family, like parent-child relationship and parents’ supervision strategies, has been implicated in the clinical history and manifestation of the disorder. Nonetheless, little is known about the underlying psychological mechanism of the association. Because cognitive functions, particular working memory impairments, have been found to predict ADHD, it is assumed that working memory may influence the association …

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7 Foods to Improve Your Mental Health and Wellness

“You are what you eat” – every person at least once in their life. We all know the benefits of fresh, healthy food on the body – but how about the mind? Check out our top seven picks to help feed your brain and improve your mental health and wellness. 7. Oily fish We’ve always heard that fish is good ‘brain food’ – but why? Let us introduce the wonders of …

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The Importance of Sleep for Better Mental Health

A popular saying teaches us that “it’s hard to sleep when your heart is at war with your mind.” Numerous studies have reached the same conclusion; they just phrased it in less poetical terms. The sleep science underlines the close relationship between rest and our mental health and tries to make us aware of the importance of proper repose for our body and brain. Poor sleep and sleep deprivation can …

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Q&A With An Addiction Therapist: Candace Plattor

It’s a tough subject to broach, but when it comes to addiction – whether alcohol, substance or behaviour – knowing what to do and say to support your loved one (and yourself) during recovery can be tricky.  Clinical Counsellor and Addiction Therapist Candace Plattor talks with ANZMH Association about understanding challenges, building trust and the importance of therapy for everybody involved in the recovery journey. Q: What are the most …

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Improved Mental Health Training for Undergraduate Nurses

Every year, around four million Australians experience a mental health condition and they deserve high quality health care, whenever and wherever they need it and regardless of where they live. Nurses and midwives are the largest professional group in the health workforce and are on the frontline of our healthcare services across Australia. An important strategy to improve the mental health and wellbeing of Australians is to ensure that all …

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“I Know I’m Enabling But . . .” Recovery from Addiction in the Family

After working with the loved ones of people struggling with addiction for nearly 30 years, I’m still amazed by how many come to their first session with me and say “I know I’m enabling, but . . .” Do you have an addicted loved one in your life? Are you already aware that you’re doing things you probably shouldn’t be doing, in the guise of ‘helping’ them? And even if …

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19th International Mental Health Conference – Abstract Submission Closing Soon!

Don’t miss your opportunity to present at the 19th International Mental Health Conference, being held over the 8th – 10th August 2018 at the RACV Royal Pines, Gold Coast, Queensland. Share your research, case studies and innovative projects at the 2018 International Mental Health Conference. Abstract submissions close Wednesday 18 April! The program will explore mental health access and support, service design and specialised clinically focused programs, physical wellbeing and …

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Connect with your Rural Mental Health Colleagues in Tasmania this October

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 collaboration of like-minded professionals who are passionate about improving mental health services and mental health outcomes within rural and remote Australia. Suicide and harm prevention, physical health, digital and low …

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When and How to Take a Mental Health Day

We all need it – but, what do you do once you have it? If you’re struggling with how to most effectively use a mental health day, take a read and discover how to make the day count. Is it the right time? Determining when to take a mental health day is largely a matter of opinion – but there’s a difference between your usual day-to-day pressures and a build-up …

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