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Unit to herald new era in health care

Wednesday, 13th February, 2013

Commissioner of the NSW Mental Health Commission John Feneley met carers yesterday to watch a screening of the award-winning film Intangible. Mr Feneley is pictured with Karrie Lannstrom, Margot White, Pat Williams and Freda Gilby. Commissioner of the NSW Mental Health Commission John Feneley met carers yesterday to watch a screening of the award-winning film Intangible. Mr Feneley is pictured with Karrie Lannstrom, Margot White, Pat Williams and Freda Gilby.

By Erica Visser

The head of the NSW Mental Health Commission met with local carers yesterday ahead of the opening of a 10-bed facility at the Broken Hill Hospital.

The $6.6 million subacute unit will be officially opened this morning by the Commissioner, John Feneley, and Mental Health Minister Kevin Humphries.

Mr Feneley yesterday met those involved with the local Family and Carer Mental Health Program to discuss issues including access to resources in remote areas.

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Pucker up for a good cause

Friday, 17th August, 2012

Psycho-oncology counsellor Ruby Hooke gets ready for “liptember”. Psycho-oncology counsellor Ruby Hooke gets ready for “liptember”.

By Emily Roberts

The word on every women's lips next month will be "liptember" - a fundraiser for women's mental health. Newly employed psychooncology counsellor for the Far West Health District, Ruby Cooke, is hosting the fundraiser.

Ms Cooke said her role involved focussing on psycho-social care and looking after the well-being of cancer patients.

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Locals urged to stress less

Monday, 23rd July, 2012

Lifeline’s Broken Hill Manager, Scott Hammond believes taking some time out can reduce stress levels. Lifeline’s Broken Hill Manager, Scott Hammond believes taking some time out can reduce stress levels.

A recent stress poll has revealed that work and concerns about the future are the leading cause of stress in Australians.

Lifeline's 2012 Stress Poll also revealed stress continues to be a big issue with 91 per cent of respondents surveyed experiencing 'some' stress and 43 per cent suffering from 'a lot' or unhealthy levels of stress.

"The 2011 Stress Poll results showed an alarming spike in stress levels across the board, said Chris Wagner, Lifeline's Director of Communications and Government Relations.

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