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Addressing the physical health of people with mental illness

The Dietitians Association of Australia, Exercise Sports Science Australia and the Australian Psychological Society have released a joint statement outlining the role of Accredited Practising Dietitians, Accredited Exercise Physiologists and Psychologists in improving the mental health and physical health of people living with mental illness. The Dietitians Association of Australia, Exercise & Sports Science Australia […]

New Oxfam report calls for Government to respect Indigenous rights

Oxfam Australia has released the report Moving beyond recognition: respecting the rights of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples.   Oxfam Australia Chief Executive Dr Helen Szoke said the report found funding for Indigenous services was inadequate, misdirected, uncertain and lacking in transparency. Dr Szoke said new economic analysis by Oxfam had found more than […]

Share your journey and apply for the CARAH Health LEADS – building rural and remote leadership

Applications Open If you are a Rural Health Club member (info here) and studying a health discipline and are available to travel to the Northern Territory for the 28 May – 3 June, then apply for this unique opportunity, via this link. Central Australian Remote Aboriginal Health (CARAH) is the Rural Health Club situated in […]

Complimentary registrations open for NSW Aboriginal Mental Health and Wellbeing – Workforce Forum 2017

Looking back, looking forward Registration is now open for the NSW Aboriginal Mental Health and Wellbeing Workforce Forum 2017: Looking back, looking forward at Novotel Sydney Brighton Beach 14 – 15 June 2017 Registration for the Forum and Gala Dinner is complimentary for all delegates. South Eastern Sydney Local Health District (SESLHD) will be hosting […]

International Indigenous Working Group on public health equity

The World Federation of Public Health Associations has formed its first Indigenous Working Group on its 50th Anniversary. At the 15th World Congress of Public Health Melbourne conference, 40 Indigenous and non-Indigenous conference delegates of the yarning circle unanimously supported in principle the establishment of the World Federation of Public Health Associations Indigenous Working Group. […]

UN Human Rights Expert highlights “astounding” rates of Indigenous incarceration

Australia must reduce the “astounding” rates of imprisonment for Indigenous peoples and step up the fight against racism, a United Nations human rights expert has concluded, at the end of an official visit. The Special Rapporteur on the rights of Indigenous people, Victoria Tauli-Corpuz, said: “It is alarming that, while the country has adopted numerous policies […]

World Health Day – Let’s Talk

World Health Day, celebrated on 7 April every year to mark the anniversary of the founding of the World Health Organization, provides the unique opportunity to mobilize action around a specific health topic of concern to people all over the world. The theme of the 2017 World Health Day campaign is depression. Depression affects people […]

Support for Indigenous university students

The Coalition Government has announced $67.5 million will be delivered through the Indigenous Student Success Programme in 2017 as part of a $253 million four-year investment to support Australia’s 16,000 Indigenous students to complete their university studies. Minister for Indigenous Affairs, Nigel Scullion, and Senator for New South Wales, Marise Payne, officially launched the Indigenous Student […]