Issue 56

Health Professionals & Practice
Suicide safety planning - helping support those at risk of suicide

Every day, around eight Australians take their lives. These deaths represent tragic lost potential, and are devastating for families and others left behind....More

By Marnie Banger


Health Professionals & Practice
Interdisciplinary professional networks foster community engagement

The connections these networks create improve our services to the people that need them....More

By Chris Gibbs
Mental Health Professionals’ Network Ltd



As the future of our national healthcare system is being shaped, it is vital to ensure service delivery and healthcare innovations are not unfairly distributed....More

By Alistair Wilkes & Jennifer…
Tunstall Australasia & Australasian Centre for Rural and Remote Mental Health


Health Professionals & Practice
Bringing better mental health to rural areas through online programs

For a long time patients with mild to moderate common mental health conditions (depression and the various forms of anxiety disorders) in rural and remote regions have been feeling the pain of the lack of readily available and affordable mental health services. ...More

By Dr Jan Orman
Black Dog Institute


Yarning Epilepsy – life changing training at your finger tips

Around 800,000 Australians experience the unpredictable and often debilitating effect of epilepsy. Epilepsy presents many challenges in daily life;...More

By Tori Jewkes
Epilepsy Action Australia


Health Conferences & Events
Calling rural and remote health researchers

The 5th National Rural and Remote Health Scientific Symposium, to be held in Canberra on 6-7 September, will be an opportunity for rural and remote health ...More



Heading outback for Ear Health

Australian Government’s Healthy Ears: Better Hearing, Better Listening program, which aims to improve ear health in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander c...More

By Debra Royle


Health Professionals & Practice
Maintaining resilience in a not-for-profit remote health service provider

As the CEO of a remote health service delivery organisation I often wonder how other not-for-profit organisations manage in an environment of constant...More

By Evelyn Edwards
North and West Remote Health


Policy Issues
The challenges facing rural health – with a new Government

The National Rural Health Alliance’s Vote1RuralHealth election campaign was focussed on shining a light on the difficulties rural and remote Australians ha...More

By Kim Webber and Alexis Mohay
National Rural Health Alliance


Policy Issues
TACKLING adolescent drinking in rural Australia

In Australia, the rate of alcohol misuse and alcohol related harm is disproportionately higher in rural areas than in urban areas in adults as well as adol...More

By Gary C. K. Chan, Janni K. Leung,…
The University of Queensland