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Anxiety and the end of lockdown

There are many in the community who aren't in any rush to get out and interact with others. Some feel anxious about Covid lockdown restrictions easing.

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Recent articles

Future Proofing
Future Proofing
Kate Maston

Recently, the Australian Financial Review announced their shortlist for Australia’s ‘Most Innovative Companies’… and the Black Dog Institute’s ‘Future Proofing Study’ made it onto this prestigious list.

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Helping new mums during COVID
Helping new mums during COVID
Nadene Alhadeff

How one small not-for-profit in Sydney is helping new mums during Covid-19.

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What trans kids need from health care professionals
What trans kids need from health care professionals
Lyndsay Brown

Our bad experiences of mental health care with health professionals

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Coping with Covid: my report card says “Could do better”
Coping with Covid: my report card says “Could do better”
Dr Jan Orman

What have we learned from the last lockdown? Does having a job and being an introvert make it any easier?

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School Teachers: The Forgotten Frontline Workers of COVID-19
School Teachers: The Forgotten Frontline Workers of COVID-19
Dr Joanne Beames

School teachers have been hit hard by COVID-19. Since the start of 2020, teaching roles and demands have changed significantly. One key change was the rapid addition of new online methods of teaching. This was crucial to cater for students still in the classroom and those who had to learn at home during lockdowns or quarantine.

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Music as therapy – and not just for us!
Music as therapy – and not just for us!
Dr Cathy Fraser

“What a night...we needed it!” This was one of many responses to a musical soiree I held at our home on a Sunday evening in late May. The flood in expressions of gratitude reflected how much we all valued playing and reconnecting. This was an inaugural event, an idea to get some of our Musicus Medicus members together again.

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Writing Our Stress Away
Writing Our Stress Away
Dr Jan Orman

As you may know, I’m a big fan of writing as a stress management tool. There’s even evidence to support the idea!

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Tips for integrating digital mental health into clinical practice
Tips for integrating digital mental health into clinical practice
Katie Dobinson

In late 2020, I was lucky enough to start in a new role at The Clinical Research Unit for Anxiety & Depression (CRUfAD) at St Vincent’s Hospital Sydney. This was the year in which there were many challenges and barriers to accessing mental health care, as we all faced the extreme uncertainty of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Working Towards Wellbeing – Mental Health Skills Videos for the Time Poor
Working Towards Wellbeing – Mental Health Skills Videos for the Time Poor
Dr Jan Orman

Do you ever struggle with explanations around mental health interventions? Do you need to learn some interventions that may be useful in your own life?

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