Black Dog Institute – online self-care for doctors

In a free, recorded webinar, the Black Dog Institute explores the role e-mental health programs can play in the lives of doctors at risk of or already suffering from mental health problems. This resource is for GPs interested in self-care as well as the care of their patients.

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Understanding drought-related stress – video for health professionals

This Centre for Remote and Rural Mental Health video is for health professionals wanting to understand the impact of drought on mental health and outlines how to support patients impacted by the drought. The advice in this video is not intended for patients with a diagnosable mental illness. Find this video and other drought resources on the Centre for Rural & Remote Mental Health website.

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Let's talk rural mental health podcast

Podcast: Disasters, Trauma and Mental Health

In this podcast the Centre for Remote and Rural Mental Health focuses on what happens to our mental health when we experience emergencies and disasters. Disasters can strike at any time. From car accidents to natural disasters we can find our mental health pushed and tested in many ways. Listen for tips about keeping yourself and those around you mentally well during tough times.

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Picture of fact sheet. Let's Talk. Taking care of yourself following a natural disaster

Taking Care of Yourself Following a Natural Disaster

Extreme weather events can have a big impact on those affected. If there has been a disaster or extreme weather event in your area, there are things you can do to take care of yourself and your mental health. Find out more with this fact sheet from the Rural Adversity and Mental Health Program.

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Connecting the dots for rural resilience

The Rural Adversity Mental Health program aims to link rural people with the help they need, be it financial or personal counselling, social workers, nurses and other allied health professionals, to improve the quality of life in the bush. The Australian Farmer talks to RAMH mental health coordinator Dianne Gill about education, reducing stigma, asking someone if they are having a tough time and getting help.

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The Mindful Nurse, Lucinda Jones van-Buuren

Podcast: The Mindful Nurse

The Mindful Nurse Lucinda Jones van-Buuren joins Nurse & Midwife Support to discuss how practising mindfulness can assist nurses and midwives. Lucinda has some valuable insights to share, including not being afraid to ask for support, self-awareness being essential for a healthy mind, and the importance of mediation or mindfulness as a daily practice to promote wellbeing.

This podcast is part of Nurse and Midwife Support’s 2018/19 summer podcast series.

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Podcast: Hopelessness is the most infectious disease

MJA InSight has brought together its top 10 articles for 2018 and doctors’ health, with mental health a particularly strong theme. Explore speaking out, seeking help and getting treatment from a personal perspective as individuals share their stories.

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Big year for doctors’ mental health

MJA InSight has brought together its top 10 articles for 2018 and doctors’ health, with mental health a particularly strong theme. Explore speaking out, seeking help and getting treatment from a personal perspective as individuals share their stories.

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7 tips from farmers for staying mentally tough during drought

A drought is one of the toughest challenges a farmer can face. It chips away at their finances, emotions and mental health.But in the face of these challenges, their resilience shines through. Rural Weekly has put together some tips from folk from the land on how they stay strong during the dry.

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The Black Dog Institute Psychological Toolkit

The Psychological Toolkit is a collection of practical resources available for health professionals to assist in the management of mental illnesses in their clinical work. The material includes questionnaires to assist health professionals in the assessment of depression, charts to assist with treatment protocols, tools for self-monitoring, and exercises for patients.

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