All Mental Health articles
Unit to herald new era in health care
Wednesday, 13th February, 2013
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.
Pucker up for a good cause
Friday, 17th August, 2012
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.
Locals urged to stress less
Monday, 23rd July, 2012
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.