E-Health options for mental health

Comment: There is evidence for the effectiveness of online courses to support mental health. The recent Productivity Commission Report on mental health highlighted that online treatment can provide a convenient, clinically effective, low-cost way … to manage their mental illness. Information on various options can be found at the Health Direct website – see below.Continue reading “E-Health options for mental health”

Private Lives – Survey on health and wellbeing of LGBTIQ people in Australia

Comment: This report from Latrobe University is a comprehensive survey of the health and wellbeing of LGBTIQ people in Australia. In total, 6,835 participants completed the PL3 survey Over half (54.4%) of participants were in a committed romantic relationship/s, of whom almost half (48.1%) had been in this relationship/s for five or more years. AlmostContinue reading “Private Lives – Survey on health and wellbeing of LGBTIQ people in Australia”


Comment: The Harvard Review of Psychiatry has just published a review related to mindfulness and behavioral change. This article from MedicalXpress discusses the paper. I have also provided a link to the original research paper. Mindfulness approaches can help patients with a wide range of physical and mental health conditions to initiate and sustain changesContinue reading “Mindfulness”

Exercise and Cancer

Comment: Article highlights the usefulness of exercise as part of the overall approach to cancer treatment and the challenges and differences as to how the Medicare system treats funding for exercise programs for cancer in comparison to other diseases. Orthopaedic surgeon Jonathan Herald says he sees how much quicker patients recover with structured exercise rehabilitation.Continue reading “Exercise and Cancer”