Cultural Identity and Participation In Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children

The Centre for Rural and Remote Mental Health has reported on the importance of cultural identity and cultural participation as key protective factors essential to the development of strong and resilient Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children. International research shows that cultural programs conducted with Aboriginal young people has led to improved self-esteem, school attendance, school completion rates, reading skills and academic performance. It was these key pieces of research …

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Clinical Research Unit for Anxiety and Depression seek Study Participants

Researchers at the Clinical Research Unit for Anxiety and Depression (CRUfAD) and the University of New South Wales are seeking participants for a study investigating beliefs, imagery, and behaviour. Are you someone who is currently, or who was in the past, bothered by intrusive thoughts or images that you find difficult to control? Do you currently, or did you in the past, find yourself repeating certain behaviours (checking, washing, counting) …

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Evaluation of an Australian primary mental health care program: 10 years on

The Access to Allied Psychological Services (ATAPS) program was introduced by the Australian Government in 2001. ATAPS enables general practitioners (GPs) to refer patients with high prevalence mental disorders for low-cost evidence-based mental health care and targets specific hard to reach groups. The achievements of the program 10 years on are examined including participation rates by professionals and patients, patient and service provision characteristics, and patient outcomes. Data are sourced …

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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  

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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