Tag: mental health

Occupational Health & Safety

The impact of megatrends on WHS and workers’ compensation policy

The rise of the ‘gig economy’, emerging technologies, and an aging workforce raise numerous questions in the context of work health and safety (WHS) and workers’ compensation. There are concerns that current policy and regulatory frameworks may not be adequate or appropriate for the ‘workforce of the future’. But, until recently, such a workforce has…

14 Nov 2018, by Amy Sarcevic

Education

The six pillars of student wellbeing

Despite the many privileges of modern society, statistics suggest that Australia is in the midst of a wellbeing crisis, with rates of childhood depression and anxiety the highest they have ever been. Lindfield Learning Village, a revolutionary new state school located in Sydney’s North Shore, is seeking to address this through its innovative wellbeing model…

26 Sep 2018, by Amy Sarcevic

Healthcare

Social Policy

Suicide and self harm in prisons – A New Zealand Corrections Health Services response

Research into the mental health and suicide rates of prisoners in New Zealand presents some challenging figures, suggesting that further interventions are needed to better support those affected. A report on the prevalence of mental health disorders amongst newly-received prisoners in 2016 found that 62 percent meet the diagnosis for either a mental health disorder…

22 Aug 2018, by Amy Sarcevic

Defence & Security

Protecting our protectors: Ensuring police officer mental health, safety and wellbeing

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is an often debilitating mental health condition that results from witnessing or experiencing a single or series of traumatic events. Symptoms may include emotional flashbacks, dissociation, anxiety, hypervigilance, shame, depression, emotional numbness and in some cases psychosis. Until recently, there has been a lack of reliable or ‘ecologically valid’ (contextually relevant)…

21 Aug 2018, by Amy Sarcevic

Healthcare

Social Policy

Community exclusion and deviant behaviour

Recent figures indicate that 28 percent of inmates in Australian prisons are Aboriginal, despite Indigenous people making up just 3 percent of the national population. Aunty Kerrie Doyle, Associate Professor of Indigenous Health at RMIT, believes this significant over-representation is due to the ostracism faced by many Indigenous people, both in general society and in…

28 Jun 2018, by Amy Sarcevic

Healthcare

Occupational Health & Safety

The importance of psychologically healthy workplaces for everyone

More than 3,000,000 Australians experience depression or anxiety and most commonly these are aged between 16 and 64 years – our working years (Heads Up 2014). Margo Lydon, CEO, SuperFriend will be presenting a keynote on the importance of psychologically healthy workplaces for everyone at the upcoming Workplace Wellness Conference. Prior to the event, we reached out…

10 Aug 2017, by Informa Insights

Healthcare

Medico Legal Challenges: How can we Protect Patients and Encourage Medical Advancement?

We are delighted to have Assoc Prof Bernadette Richards, Adelaide Law School, University of Adelaide to present an address at the 2017 Medico Legal Congress. At Insights we've interviewed Prof Bernadette prior to the event. You are the current President of the Australasian Association of Bioethics and Health Law (AABHL) and your research projects at this time…

24 Jan 2017, by Thomas Beauchamp

Healthcare

A Lived Experience of Mental Health Reform and the NDIS

With only a few weeks until his address at the 4th Annual National Mental Health Conference in Melbourne, we thought a brief word with Michael Burge OAM, Consumer Advocate / Wellness Warrior, National Mental Health Consumer & Carer Forum (NMHCCF) would be the perfect prelude to the event. Presenting  'A Lived Experience of Mental Health Reform and…

9 Nov 2016, by Informa Insights

Healthcare

Providing the right support for individuals with an ABI

PROVIDING THE RIGHT SUPPORT FOR INDIVIDUALS WITH AN ABI Samantha Grant is a registered Clinical psychologist based in Sydney with over 17 years’ experience in Clinical Psychology services to adults (16 – 65) following complex and catastrophic injuries, particularly acquired brain injury. In the lead up to the 4th National Acquired Brain Injury Conference taking…

27 Oct 2016, by Informa Insights

Healthcare

Case Study | Facilitating Peace Education Programmes in a Women’s Correctional Facility in NZ

In lead up to the Correctional Services Healthcare Summit, at Informa Insights, we spoke to Catherine Gavigan, Director, National Centre for Training and Development regarding her international case study on "Facilitating Peace Education Programmes in a Women's Correctional Facility in New Zealand". You are the Director at National Centre for Training and Development -What have…

13 Sep 2016, by Informa Insights

Healthcare

Managing Ageing Patients: Reception to Palliative Care

Mr Chris Puplick AM, Chair of the Board, Justice Health and Forensic Mental Health Network (NSW) will be speaking at the Correctional Services Healthcare Conference.  In the lead up to the 7th Annual Correctional Services Healthcare Conference, at Informa Insights, we had a chance to speak to Chris about his most recent work with Justice Health…

12 Sep 2016, by Informa Insights

Healthcare

Occupational Health & Safety

Safety And Security Risks in Hospitals

This year’s Safe & Secure Hospitals Conference taking place on 17-18 October 2016 at the Novotel Melbourne on Collins will address code grey responses, incident reporting, training and education for security and clinical staff, legal protection, improvements to communication between staff, patients and visitors, strengthening healthcare policy and the importance of clinical governance, security risk…

5 Sep 2016, by Informa Insights