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Widen access to cheaper psychology: report

Australians on the verge of developing a mental health disorder should be allowed to receive up to 10 government-subsidised sessions with a psychologist, according to a Medicare review. At the moment, only Australians who have already been diagnosed with a ...

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Funding for mental health studies in nursing

The federal government has committed $128,000 to fund mental health course materials for undergraduate nursing degrees across the country. Minister for rural health, senator Bridget McKenzie, said the funding would be provided to the Australian College of Mental Health Nurses ...

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Mental health patients face eight-hour wait in ED

Healthcare staff have called for urgent action after new figures showed that one-third of patients with mental illness faced an eight-hour wait in emergency departments. Australasian College for Emergency Medicine (ACEM) president Dr Simon Judkins said the issue was referred ...

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A unique headspace

'What’s special about mental health nursing?’ This question launched a three-year study into the nature, scope and consequences of nurses’ work in the mental health sector. “The question [was] posed in the context of what constitutes distinctive practice and how ...

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National push to help struggling nurses

A proposal to roll out support services to nurses and midwives is currently before the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia. By Linda Belardi Support services for nurses and midwives with substance abuse and mental health problems could be implemented ...

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