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Staying in the workforce is good for my wellbeing
*In April 2021, approximately 619,000 older Australians (aged 65 and over) were employed in the labour force", and at 66 years, I’m proud to be included in this statistic. By Tessa MoriartyREAD ON
For as long as I have been in practice (and that’s a long time!) I have done my best to avoid looking after old people.
Clear unambiguous communication is important in every aspect of health care – none more so than in mental health.
Do you know anyone who is distressed about climate change or concerned about the future of the planet? Is that person you?
If a good friend suggested to you that, instead of going to the movies together, you just go home to “Netflix and chill” how would you respond?
“Mass shootings are part of the American landscape….”
Clinicians I talk to often say that they recommend mental health apps all the time, but they find that even the most enthusiastic users seem to disengage pretty quickly.
I’m pretty sure I’ve lost mine. I lost it in the early part of 2021 and haven’t laid eyes on it since.
Often OK is the very best I can do (especially lately), and I try to be grateful for that, but wouldn’t it be nice to be more than OK, to be flourishing, for a little more of the time! I hope I don’t have to wait for the world to be a better place before that happens.
Being connected to your Aboriginal heritage can bring fulfilment and a sense of identity and culture but what about wellbeing?