health February 24, 2024
Victoria’s mental health royal commission has done little to fix a deeply flawed system. As someone who has been traumatised by the available care, the author says the first step towards repair is to value the insights of those with firsthand experience.
health September 3, 2022
Much has changed to improve the lives of queer young people, but many still suffer discrimination that can become life-threatening without stronger support from educators and health professionals.
health August 20, 2022
For many women, the flushes and drenchings of menopause can make middle age a misery and professional life more precarious. Now, finally, workplaces are catching up.
health June 25, 2022
While Covid-19 lockdowns shone fresh light on mental health, deficiencies in psychiatric and psychological care have been critical for many years.
health May 7, 2022
A years-long battle to have the psychological trauma caused by domestic violence correctly diagnosed and treated has finally resulted in Australia’s first specialised women-only mental health facility.
health November 27, 2021
In the midst of a lonely pandemic, there is evidence that kindness is contagious – only it can’t be neatly plotted on graphs or reduced to its reproduction number.
health November 6, 2021
As the pandemic enters a new phase, a friend shows how patience and compassion can unpick vaccine hesitancy.
health October 23, 2021
As millions of Australians exit lockdown, they will soon be able to test themselves for Covid-19 at home with rapid antigen tests. There are benefits to the tests, but concerns remain over accuracy.