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 Medicare rebate being introduced for online videoconferencing mental health consultations, with psychologists, social workers and occupational therapists. The Coalition government initiative will cost $9.1 million over four years from 2017–18 …

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Dr Monique Faleafa, CEO of Le Va (NZ) to present Keynote at 16th International Mental Health Conference

Dr Monique Faleafa, Chief Executive Officer of  Le Va (New Zealand) and Clinical Psychologist (DClinPsy) will present a Keynote at the 16th International Mental Health Conference (IMHC) being held at QT Hotel Gold Coast (Qld) Thursday 13 August to Friday 14 August 2015. The Conference will bring together leading clinical practitioners, academics, service providers and mental health experts to deliberate and discuss Mental Health issues confronting Australia and New Zealand. The Conference theme is Mental Health Future For All with topics …

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Life values, active procrastination, and psychological wellbeing

Prof Richard Hicks People’s life values are thought to be inherently positive forces for decision making and giving direction to life. Some values may clash with society or workplace environments. But decision making is not always easy in complex and confusing times. This can lead to delay of decision making, or what many people would call procrastination. Procrastination in the workplace and among students is thought to be associated generally …

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