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Help Research How Video Games Impact Your Mental Health

 by Campbell Simpson The broader medical community doesn't take games all that seriously. But there's evidence that shows games can help you relax, reduce stress, and help depression and anxiety. Now, you can help further that research and get games taken a little more seriously — and get healthier, more mentally fulfilling

Rewriting Motherhood: The Book That Shows The Realities Of Pregnancy And Raising Children

This post originally featured on ABCNEWS. Pregnant women encounter a barrage of oversaturated, glossy images of happy women with their new babies. But for women facing crisis pregnancies, this imagery is often isolating and alienating. The Babes Project is a Victorian-based organisation that offers perinatal support to women in need. In an attempt to

Blood Test Helps Diagnosis of Schizophrenia

This post originally featured on PsychCentral. Investigators have developed a blood test that could help doctors more quickly diagnose schizophrenia and other disorders. Researchers from the University of Maryland College Park (UMD) and Baltimore (UMB) campuses believe the new technique will help clinicians and improve patient outcomes. “We hope our new technique will

Australian Mental Health Spending At Highest Level, New Report Finds

This post originally featured on The Canberra Times. Spending on mental health services in Australia is at its highest level ever, according to a new report. The report - released this week by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) - revealed $8.5 billion was spent on mental health in 2014-15,

Victorian Arts Companies Join Forces To Improve Mental Health Of Creative Workers

This post originally featured on The Sydney Morning Herald. More than 90 Victorian arts organisations have joined forces to improve the mental health of workers in the creative industries. The Arts Wellbeing Collective, launched by Arts Centre Melbourne on Thursday, will stage workshops and provide training and resources, including a website for Victorian arts workers. The

Spending on Mental Health Services in Australia Totalled $8.5 Billion in 2014/15, Nearly One Billion More Than The Last Two Decades.

This post originally featured on SBS News. Expenditure on mental health-related services in Australia continues to increase, new data shows. An Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) report shows $8.5 billion was spent nationally on mental health services in 2014/15. This is nearly one billion dollars more ($911 million) than in 2010/11. AIHW

Accountants To Get Dedicated Mental Health Service As Wellbeing Worries Rise

This post originally featured on the Australian Financial Review. Professional body Chartered Accountants ANZ will launch a dedicated mental health programme from the middle of the year amid concern about the wellbeing of its 117,000 members. The body currently refers members to support group beyondblue but will set up a service that