Australia is in the bottom third of OECD countries when it comes to working long hours, with 13% of us clocking up 50 hours or more a week in paid work. These long hours are bad for our health. A...
How can we best help Australians who are at risk of developing a mental health disorder? A new recommendation to expand the Better Access initiative would open up government-subsidised psychological care to this effect.
Health and social workers often choose their profession because they want to help people. But seeing trauma and suffering on a regular basis can have a deep impact on these workers. “Compassion fatigue” is a response to the stress...
Nurses in rural and remote NSW have expressed concern that they fear their profession is dying.
Enjoy an afternoon of movie entertainment, refreshments and social contact to support the mental health of Australian LGBTI.  Afternoon Delight is a movie matinee and relaxed social afternoon for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex seniors and their friends. Watch the...
It’s normal to feel stressed at work from time to time. But for some people, the stress becomes all-consuming, leading to exhaustion, cynicism and hatred towards your job. This is known as burnout. Burnout used to be classified as a...
The first Friday in June (7 June 2019) marks the third #CrazySocks4Docs day which is all about raising awareness of the mental health of all doctors and health practitioners around the world. The day first started when cardiologist Dr Geoff...
Nurses and midwives aged between 18 and 69 are called to participate in psychological and metabolic research, conducted in the Neuroscience Research Unit, at the University of Technology, Sydney. The experimental protocol is simple, non-invasive and will take approximately 1...
Loneliness is an increasing problem in Australia, and it's affecting our physical and mental health.
Physical and emotional abuse is not only distressing, it’s psychologically damaging and increases women’s risk of developing a mental illness.