In high-risk occupations, leaders can protect the health of their staff by promoting certain behaviours like getting enough sleep, dealing with grief or talking up about stress.
Helping children to deal with worries and stress will help them grow into resilient adults.
Many professions - paramedics, police, firefighters - involve helping people in traumatic circumstances but witnessing trauma has its own effects that can haunt people for life.
Young people who have a parent with cancer experience high levels of psychological distress. Open and honest communication is their primary unmet need and may reduce the distress they experience.
Children admitted to hospital can experience trauma, not just from their injury but from the experience. Psychological research is measuring the impact and suggesting solutions.
Dr Susie Burke FAPS talks about how to aid people's recovery after a natural disaster.
Learning to handle stress in healthy ways is very important. Fortunately, it is easy to learn simple techniques that help. These include recognising and changing the behaviour that contributes to stress, as well as techniques for reducing stress. The following tips can help you look after your mind and body, and reduce stress and its…
Co-morbid refers to co-existing health or mental health conditions being experienced by one person. Many health conditions occur together, for example, a person with diabetes might also experience depression, or a person suffering anxiety might also have substance abuse issues. It is important to recognise co-morbidity so that this can be taken into consideration in developing…