Monthly Archives: December 2015

The case for family therapy in the treatment of anorexia nervosa on Health Report 

Norman Swan on Radio National – December 7thIn the case of eating disorders, do families make recovery easier or harder? A program discussing family therapy with James Loch of Stamford University in California. To listen to this informative podcast, click here

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Judy’s Journey – Carer helps carers

Peninsula Health carer consultant Judy Anderson knows well the challenges of caring for a loved one with a mental illness. She spent 15 years caring for a family member with a debilitating mental health condition. ‘I know what you are going through … Continue reading

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Victorian Government Carer Card Program

The Victorian Carer Card is a  collaboration between the government, businesses and the community, the Carer Card Program gives recognition, understanding and support to Victorian carers. The program has a wide range of discounts and benefits on offer from businesses, … Continue reading

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NEW Carer Gateway Website

Carer Gateway is a new national website and phone service to help carers access practical information and resources to help them in their caring role. Carer Gateway provides information about the services and support available for people who care for … Continue reading

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Centre of Excellence in Peer Support (CEPS) e-zine – December 2015

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Workshops: Understanding Trauma

​Interested in expanding your understanding of trauma? Want to acquire new skills and knowledge in this field of work? Keen to learn best practices that are informed by the latest research?  Adults Surviving Child Abuse (ASCA) runs a number of … Continue reading

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Christmas and care plans

From the COPMI WebsitePlanning helps families to prepare for tough times Christmas can be a very stressful time of year for many people. For some, there may be complex social interactions with family, financial pressures and the pressure to have … Continue reading

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7 messages for GPs from mental health patients – Article in the Medical Observer

PATIENTS with mental illness are not happy about the way medications are prescribed and they want their voices heard by GPs.The Mental Health Commission of NSW has received more than 200 submissions from patients, carers, doctors and nurses that provide … Continue reading

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Improving Support For Victoria’s Carers

Media release from the Victorian Government. The Andrews Labor Government is boosting the general carer allowance and making the system simpler for Victorians caring for our most vulnerable children. The Labor Government is providing a $31.4 million funding boost – … Continue reading

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How people use blogs to express their mental health

Are you a blogger? Want to help researchers understand how blogs reflect the mental health of individuals? Join the Ground Truth Project!The Black Dog Institute and Deakin University are currently investigating whether we can use blogs to determine the mental … Continue reading

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