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February 12, 2019| Health and Wellbeing /

Mental Health - The Elephant in the Room

With the rates of mental illness on the rise in Australia, particularly in young people, we decided to open up the can of worms and speak to clinical psychologist, Hannah Hawkes, about the elephant in the room.

November 8, 2018| Health and Wellbeing /

Supporting a Loved One Diagnosed with Cancer

Providing support for a loved one who has been diagnosed is often a highly emotional and confronting challenge. Supporting roles can range from being a full-time carer to just doing your best to be there for a friend when you can.

November 3, 2018| Health and Wellbeing /

Mental Health Jargon Buster

Understanding mental health better is critical to knowing how to improve it. To empower people to make informed decisions about their own mental health and provide adequate support to others, we’ve busted some mental health jargon. Here are the key words and terms you should know:

May 30, 2018| Epworth News /

Epworth’s New Mental Health Research Centre Opens

Epworth HealthCare’s new mental health research unit, the Epworth Centre for Innovation in Mental Health (ECIMH), has officially opened with an intimate ceremony to mark the occasion.

May 4, 2017| Health and Wellbeing /

Can’t Keep Your Eyes Open?

If this is happening to you on a regular basis you could be suffering from excessive sleepiness, a condition that can and should be treated.

December 19, 2016| Health and Wellbeing /

Serious Illness Linked to Poor Mental Health

We barely notice our bodies in good health. We walk around, eat, sleep, work, taking all of it for granted. Being diagnosed with a serious illness changes everything and this often has an affect on mental health.

September 9, 2015| Epworth News / Health and Wellbeing /

Depression in the Elderly

Depression remains the most common mental health challenge in the elderly. It is often under-diagnosed and consequently, under-treated, causing a real challenge for the patient and their families.  

July 31, 2015| Health and Wellbeing /

Get Active to Manage Stress

Stress. It’s an expected response to adverse or dangerous situations. A small amount can be a good thing, increasing our energy and helping us to focus on things we find challenging. Too much can seriously affect our quality of life and contribute to a range of physical and mental health problems. 

April 9, 2015| Health and Wellbeing /

Heart Events and Depression: Understanding the Link

A staggering one in five people will go on to develop depression after a heart event. This can affect their ability to make the lifestyle changes necessary to maintain their health. 

February 6, 2015| Health and Wellbeing /

Depression: More Than Just a Low Mood?

Depression is more than just low mood, it’s a serious illness that has an impact on both physical and mental health. Often people who are suffering from depression, lose interest in work and hobbies and generally find it difficult to manage from day to day.