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Combating depression in new mums

Cathy Chapple has been named the Northern Territory’s nurse of the year for her commitment to developing perinatal mental health services. Isolation from family and friends is a common reality for many Territorians, but for pregnant women and new mums ...

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Seclusion to inclusion

Isolating extremely unwell psychiatric patients remains a common practice despite being seen as a measure of last resort. Genevieve Costigan reports on a project that has seen it significantly reduced. A pilot project in an inner city Melbourne hospital has seen ...

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