Health Issues Centre. Consumer voices for better healthcare.

Would you like to improve health care in Australia?

Consumers lead change.

The Health Issues Centre may be the place for you if:

  • You want to make a difference
  • Are you interested in having your voice heard
  • Would you like to improve health care in Australia

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How pets can help manage mental health issues

Pets could teach us humans a lot about how to support those living with a mental illness.

Pets can help manage mental health issues

My pets are a great source of comfort and pleasure to me. The beautiful trusting eyes, the soft fur to stroke and the unconditional love all manage to ground me no matter what is going on in my life or in my head. Continue reading “How pets can help manage mental health issues”

Massage: Can it help depression and anxiety?

Massage in itself will not cure depression or anxiety but it will help relieve some of the symptoms.

Can massage care help depression and anxiety?  

There are many strategies to consider beyond current medical model of care for the management of mental health issues. Continue reading “Massage: Can it help depression and anxiety?”

My return to Midwifery.A sense of coming home.

To my surprise and delight there has been a sense of coming home.

After consideration, reflection and a damn good talking to I have decided to return to Midwifery.This is an update for those of you following my personal journey. Continue reading “My return to Midwifery.A sense of coming home.”

Reason number 9 to homebirth: Pets can attend.

Roosters and cats and dogs and horses are just a few of the pets who have shared some birth stories I have attended

40 Reasons to Homebirth
Reason Number 9: Pets can be there if you want.

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Bindi. The story of my Australian Shepherd

Meet Bindi the Australian Shepherd who I adopted from the pound and hear of a few of her favourite things.

Bindi

And now for something completely different I would like to introduce you to Bindi who I adopted from the Portland RSPCA, Easter 2010 Continue reading “Bindi. The story of my Australian Shepherd”

Digital technology: mental health’s new frontier

Less than 35% of Australians with a mental illness seek help and 60% do not have access to treatment

Digital technology in mental health

I am interested in a wide variety of treatments for mental illness and an article on digital technology caught my eye. Continue reading “Digital technology: mental health’s new frontier”