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12
Nov

Why inability to cope with uncertainty may cause mental health problems

Not knowing is an uncomfortable experience. As human beings, we are naturally curious. We seek to understand, predict and control – it helps us learn and it keeps us safe. Uncertainty can feel dangerous because we cannot predict with complete confidence what will happen. As a result, both our hearts and minds may race. While

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05
Nov

Present at the 2019 Australian & New Zealand Search & Rescue Conference

The 5th Australian & New Zealand Search & Rescue Conference will be held at RACV Royal Pines Resort, Gold Coast on Friday 14 June 2019. The conference theme for 2019 will be SAR Never Sleeps  –  Past, Present and Future of Search & Rescue. Topics at the conference will include multi-agency collaboration, communication, critical skills, leadership and decision making while considering

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22
Oct

Workers too scared to take mental health leave

Mental health leave is becoming increasingly common yet more than half of workers are too scared to take it. Two thirds of jobseekers surveyed by SEEK feel society has become more accepting of workers taking a mental health day to deal with conditions such as depression, burn out or anxiety. Still, 55 per cent have

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15
Oct

Invictus Games support dogs could change lives for the better

For years, Vietnam War veteran John Hume lived with the trauma of watching dozens of men drown during the 1969 collision between HMAS Melbourne and a US destroyer — but he’s finally reconnecting with the world, thanks to the “sad brown eyes” of his support dog Oriana. His case is the perfect example of the

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02
Oct

Present at the 2019 Australian & New Zealand Search & Rescue Conference

The 5th Australian & New Zealand Search & Rescue Conference will be held at RACV Royal Pines Resort, Gold Coast on Friday 14 June 2019. The conference theme for 2019 will be SAR Never Sleeps  –  Past, Present and Future of Search & Rescue. Topics at the conference will include multi-agency collaboration, communication, critical skills, leadership and decision making while considering

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24
Sep

Register for the 2019 Australian & New Zealand Search & Rescue Conference

The 5th Australian & New Zealand Search & Rescue Conference will be held at RACV Royal Pines Resort, Gold Coast on Friday 14 June 2019. The conference theme for 2019 will be SAR Never Sleeps  –  Past, Present and Future of Search & Rescue. Topics at the conference will include multi-agency collaboration, communication, critical skills, leadership and decision making while considering

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18
Sep

Bureau of Meteorology predicts possible cyclone, El Nino this Wet season

Long-range weather forecasters are warning Top Enders to brace themselves for another eventful Wet season with a possible cyclone and heavy rains predicted. The cyclone predictions come as clouds of uncertainty hang over when the Gunner Government plans to start putting power lines underground, six months after Cyclone Marcus left some 28,000 homes in the

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10
Sep

Frontline emergency workers to get specialised mental health support from peers

Frontline emergency service workers needing mental health support often don’t feel understood by mainstream counsellors, but a new tailored program may help change that. A unique counselling program developed in Hobart for defence veterans is now been considered for emergency service workers in Tasmania. Program founder Jon Lane, Australia’s first military psychiatrist to serve in

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04
Sep

NSW government announce Farmers to benefit from crucial mental health support

Farming communities facing pressure in the wake of severe drought conditions will have access to 20 new ‘farm gate’ counsellors and frontline mental health workers as part of a $6.3 million commitment from the NSW Government. Member for Barwon Kevin Humphries announced that more people in drought-affected areas of Western NSW will now have access

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27
Aug

Emergency workers seeking mental health support on the rise

Emergency services personnel are increasingly seeking mental health support for work-related conditions, experts have said. Counsellors and psychologists are reporting a surge in police, firefighters and ambulance staff reaching out for help, either through self-referral or through their employer. Canberra registered counsellor David Nielsen, who has been in the profession for 20 years, said recently

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