Tag: mental health

The barbers cutting the stigma between men and mental health

By Jack James Queensland’s first men’s mental health barbershop, has opened up in Coorparoo. StigmaCutz is the brainchild of charity, A Chance For Change, and offers a friendly space where men can engage in honest, caring conversations – whilst getting

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The Evolving Mind: understanding depression and mental illness

A podcast by James Stephens. As Queensland’s Mental Health Week 2020 fast approaches (10-18 October), Brisbane evolutionary psychologist, John Hannan, talkes to us about the human mind to better understand the root causes of depression and suicide. John – a

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Long commutes bad for mental health report finds

By Tamika Seeto Online production by Joseph Lam It’s not just traffic jams and smelly train passengers that can start your morning off badly. A new study has found longer work commutes can increase your risk of stress and depression.

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Truck drivers at higher risk of mental illness

May 16, 2017 Truck drivers are at greater risk to mental health issues, a recent survey has found. The Transport Workers Union (TWU) has released new statistics highlighting the increased risk of depression and suicide facing workers in the transport

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Giant blow up elephant highlights medical students’ mental health struggle

By Natalie O’Brien A giant blow up elephant was a surprise delegate at a scientific gathering of anaesthetists today. Up to 2000 anaesthetists today gathered in Brisbane for the annual scientific meeting of the Australian and New Zealand College of

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Budget set to boost funds for Australian veterans’ mental health

By Lexy Haggard Produced for online by Natalie O’Brien The Federal Government has promised $350 million in this year’s budget to assist with mental health services for Australia’s veterans. The multi-million-dollar package, confirmed by Minister for Veteran’s Affairs Dan Tehan to

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Alzheimer’s Australia tackles aged care reform

By Alicia Bolton Alzheimer’s Australia will not support the aged care reform unless it includes strategies and funding to tackle dementia, says Alzheimers Australia president, Ita Buttrose. Ms Buttrose made the announcement at the Alzheimers Australia National Conference in Brisbane yesterday where

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Government ignorning dementia: Ita Buttrose

By Madolline Gourley Alzheimer’s Australia president Ita Buttrose believes the Federal Government is lagging behind in its mental health reform, with dementia-related issues often overlooked. Ms Buttrose told the 14th Alzheimer’s Australia national conference, held in Brisbane on Tuesday, more assistance

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Budget to deliver on mental health

By Alexandra Atanasov and Madolline Gourley Mental health is expected to receive more than $2-billion to boost care in Tuesday’s Federal Budget annoucement. Health professionals have welcomed the move, saying funding for the nation’s mental health system is long overdue.

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