Barriers to OCD treatment in Australia research

Please assist a student of the Australian College of Applied Psychology in her research by participating in an online survey please click on the link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/OCDtreatment For further queries please contact the Symposium Secretariat 5th Rural and Remote Mental Health Symposium 14 – 16 October 2013. Mercure Hotel, Geelong Ph: (61 7) 5502 2068 Fax: (61 7) 5527 3298 Address: PO Box 29, Nerang, QLD 4211  

‘Life not worth living’ say many young men

ABC News 29 July More than 10 per cent of young men in rural, regional and remote NSW have thought about taking their own lives according to new research. And the survey which has uncovered this alarming data has also delivered evidence that online methods of engagement could revolutionise treatment of mental illness and wider health issues. “This is not just about health services; this is about how we change …

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5th Australian Rural and Remote Mental Health Symposium

The Symposium Program includes 9 keynote presenters, 48 session presenters along with 4 workshops.  You will hear from these exciting and thought-provoking speakers ready to share their views on the important topic of Rural & Remote Mental Health. This Symposium will explore the challenges and effectiveness of alliances between government, NGO’s, and communities through presentations and evaluations of partnership initiatives. It will also examine “diagnosable mild to moderate mental illness” …

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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 International Mental Health Conference being held at the Outrigger Surfers Paradise 5th-6th of August 2013 welcomes Dr Shannon McDermott, Lecturer at the University of New South Wales who will be …

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The fight against Alzheimer’s

The Project on channel 10 reported last night with PJ Lane, son of the late Don Lane, who was an Australian TV legend until his life was tragically cut short by Alzheimer’s.  Now PJ has joined a campaign to fight the devastating illness. View video HERE Research shows that being more active in life and having an active lifestyle as early in life as possible and for as long as possible reduces the risk …

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Young men in crisis: mental health study

9 NEWS July 21 Young Australian men are in crisis, with half feeling stressed and nearly one in 10 having thoughts about suicide, according to new research. Mental health experts are alarmed by the extent of the unhappiness, but they are optimistic about finding an appropriate internet-based method of helping the tech-savvy generation. The research, which explores the impact of technology on mental health and wellbeing, shows distressed 16-to-25-year-old men …

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Dementia, Decision-Making and Family Conflict – The Role of Mediation in a Legal Setting

The Guardianship Board of South Australia is tasked with making decisions about people with impaired decision-making capacity, including those suffering from mental illness or dementia. In addition to formal hearings, the Guardianship Board of SA conducts mediations or “Preliminary Conferences”, where the Board endeavours to assists parties to reach agreement about decisions and outcomes for the person who, as a result of the illness, no longer has decision-making capacity (a …

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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 inpatient psychiatric facilities. These purpose-built environments are characteristically restrictive. Participation in green exercise programs in this setting may reduce distress and improve mood and wellbeing. Green exercise can also provide …

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