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Muuuum, I’m bored!!!!

Has anyone heard that or a variation of it recently? I’ll bet you have! Many years ago, before I had kids of my own, I used to hear my brother-in-law saying to his bored and whining kids “Come on then, I’ll give you a job. I’ve got plenty for you to do.”

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Recent articles

Being Well in Difficult Times - Gordon
Being Well in Difficult Times - Gordon
Dr. Phoebe Holdenson Kimura

Gordon* is a thirty something rural proceduralist GP. Gordon contributed to the national guidelines for the management of COVID-19. Would being in his shoes change your thinking about the pandemic?

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Being Well in Difficult Times - Sally
Being Well in Difficult Times - Sally
Dr Jan Orman

Sally* is the director of new urban private practice. She is a generalist psychologist & qualified teacher in her mid-forties with two ‘tween girls, and vulnerable (but fit) parents. Her clients include young children, teenagers, university students, school staff, NDIS young people, members of the LBGTI community and clients from EAP services..

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Being Well in Difficult Times - Margot
Being Well in Difficult Times - Margot
Dr Jan Orman

It’s always helpful to hear how other people cope with life's challenges. Over the next few weeks we are dedicating the Being Well blog to a series called Being Well in Difficult Times. We've asked a range of health professionals 3 big questions to see if there was anything we could learn from them.

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Being Well in Difficult Times - Dr Vered Gordon
Being Well in Difficult Times - Dr Vered Gordon
Dr Vered Gordon

Dr Vered Gordon is a GP in Sydney’s Northern Beaches with a special interest in perinatal mental health. For more than a decade Vered developed Black Dog Institute’s highly regarded Professional Education workshops.

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Non-drug Approaches to Chronic Pain Management
Non-drug Approaches to Chronic Pain Management
Dr Tania Gardner & Sarah Ramdoo

Living with chronic pain is a complex health issue that affects over 3.2 million Australians, with close to 68% of those affected being of working age. As we know, chronic pain can have significant implications on daily functions and quality of life - often leading to challenges with returning to work, mobility, finances and relationships...

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COVID-19 and Us
COVID-19 and Us
Dr Jan Orman

Have you thought about what these measures are going to mean for you personally? Even if we avoid the need for self-isolation, we will all need to practice social distancing for possibly 6-12 months until we can all be vaccinated, or until we have developed immunity through exposure to the virus.

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Why are we so bad at making the self-care message stick?
Why are we so bad at making the self-care message stick?
Dr Jan Orman

Put self-care into your web browser and you will not be able to see the end of the list of hits you get. I tried for “self-care strategies” and got 658 million hits! With so much information out there about how to look after ourselves it can be overwhelming. No wonder people close their ears.

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Easing the Lingering Symptoms of Depression
Easing the Lingering Symptoms of Depression
Jill Newby

These findings are important in showing that delivering MBCT via the internet can be just as successful in helping improve outcomes for patients with depression, and it may be more accessible than face-to-face therapy.

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A new approach to mental health care
A new approach to mental health care
Dr Janette Randall

Day to day within my role I have been providing clinical support to an exciting new mental health program being funded by SA Health and trialled in two large hospitals in Adelaide.  This pilot program, called the Rapid Hospital Avoidance Program, aims to provide an alternative to hospitalisation for people presenting with acute mental health issues

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