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July 17, 2019| Our Community /

A Day in the Life at Epworth Clinic

We sat down with Maya, Director of Strategy and Operations, Karla, a Mental Health Social Worker and Rosie, a Clinical Nurse Educator from Epworth Clinic to talk about what it’s like in a day of an in-patient.

November 7, 2018| Health and Wellbeing /

Social Phobia

Remember that time you walked into a quiet room and unintentionally became ~that person~ making the loudest noise? Be it a meeting, an exam, or even a movie theatre. Your body flushed with embarrassment, humiliation, maybe even guilt?

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:

October 28, 2018| Health and Wellbeing /

Dementia: What Does It Look Like?

Contrary to popular belief, dementia is not a specific, singular disease, rather a collection of symptoms that are caused by neurological disorders affecting the brain.

October 18, 2018| Health and Wellbeing /

Dealing with Exam Stress

Unlike numbers, you can’t always be divided into neat little fractions, when you subtract something from your life you will feel an emotional response, and when you think about your value as a person, the correct answer is immeasurable #TheLimitDoesNotExist. You are a person, you are not just a number.

June 27, 2018| Health and Wellbeing /

MOVE for Mental Health

Research has shown regular physical activity has a positive influence on sleep, mood, relationships and other lifestyle-related changes however, with 1 in 4 Australian's diagnosed with a mental illness the level of sedentary behaviour in this population group is startling.

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.

October 13, 2016| Health and Wellbeing /

Psychiatry and the Elderly, what to Expect

Dealing with a loved one’s cognitive decline can be challenging. From forgetfulness to depression and everything in between, the changes in the person’s outlook can almost feel like you are dealing with a different person. Goodness Me looks at old age psychiatry (a.k.a. psychogeriatrics or geriatric psychiatry), what to expect in ageing relatives and where to seek help.

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.  

August 26, 2015| Health and Wellbeing /

Understanding Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

OCD is a very treatable condition with a strong evidence base supporting both talking therapies (psychotherapy) and medication therapy (pharmacotherapy)...

February 6, 2015| Health and Wellbeing /

Managing Everyday Anxiety

It is normal for individuals to experience feeling stressed or worried following a stressful or high pressure situation. These tips can help manage some everyday anxiety.

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.