Affordable psychological services

health_matters.gifYou are not alone if you think you or your care receiver has a mental health issue. Twenty per cent of all Australians over the age of 18 meet the criteria for a mental health problem or disorder and, thankfully, many seek medical help usually from their GP.

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Medical Notes-July

health_matters.gifBeing bashful could kill you
Most people don’t like talking about their bowels and even children find it embarrassing. However, not discussing a possible bowel problem with your doctor could be fatal. Bowel cancer is the second most common cause of cancer death for both men and women in Australia. This seems a particularly tragic situation because, if caught early, the disease has a 90 per cent chance of being cured.

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Medical Notes-June

health_matters.gifKiller epidemic now in full flight

It is estimated that approximately seven per cent of the adult Australian population has Type 2 diabetes with 100,000 new victims being reported every year.

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Walking off the Blues

health_matters.gifA half hour brisk walk can lift depression and give you the same kind of pick-me-up we may seek from smoking cigarettes, drinking coffee or binge eating a University of Texas study has found. It is one of the first studies to show that exercise can have a positive effect - immediately.

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Mental health services receive $1.8 billion boost

health_matters.gifThe Australian Government has committed an extra $1.8 billion over five years to help redress chronic under-funding of the mental health system. Working carers of mentally ill people should benefit from the funding which will provide a major increase in clinical and health services.

 

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