Mental Health

Mr Cameron Haigh1 1Metro South Health, Brisbane, Australia BACKGROUND: Cognitive impairment is a key factor limiting long term function and quality of life for individuals with mental illness. While a number of Cognitive Remediation Therapy (CRT) approaches have shown to...
  • April 4, 2019
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Mr Dragos Ileana1, Mrs  Annette  Ruzicka1 1World Wellness Group, Stones Corner, Brisbane, Australia Historically, psychological approaches on treatment and their validity on wider population have been widely disputed since its first years of inception. Whilst most of the psychotherapy approaches...
  • April 4, 2019
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Dr Fiona Hall1, Ms Catherine Stephens1 1Allied Heatlh Professions Office of Queensland, Department Of Health, Cairns, Australia Background: Exploring service models which optimise the expertise and scope of practice of mental health workforces and increase therapeutic, psychosocial and rehabilitative outcomes...
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Ms Hannah Olufson1 1Queensland Health People living with severe mental illness (SMI) consume more energy dense, nutrient poor diets than the general population and have lower levels of nutrition literacy (Dipasquale et al., 2013; Teasdale et al., 2017). To provide...
  • April 4, 2019
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Ms Julian  Whitmore1, Professor Catherine  Haslam2 1Metro North Hospital and Health Service, Community and Oral Health Directorate, Australia, 2University of Queensland, St Lucia, Australia Background: Social engagement is key in protecting health, but challenging for those transitioning home after intensive...
  • April 4, 2019
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Mrs Luciana Theodoro De Freitas1, Mrs Andrea Catt1, Mrs Nikeea Cross1, Mrs Wendy Freedman1, Mrs Sally Rathbone1, Mrs Erin Aumann1, Mrs Xanthia Venz1 1Queensland Health, Townsville, Australia Background: The use of Sensory Modulation (SM) interventions have increased in Mental Health...
  • April 3, 2019
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Ms Alison Battin1, Ms Bronwen  Craig1, Ms Katrina  Moore1, Ms  Hardie Grace1, Ms Laura Foley1, Ms Clare Lorenzen2 1Westmead Hospital, Western Sydney Local Health District , Westmead, Australia, 2Cumberland Hospital, Western Sydney Local Health District, Westmead, Australia Background: Critical incidents...
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Janna Lutze1, Lorna Munro2, Dorothy Aawulenaa2, Jacinta Bryce1, Susan Davis1, Kannan Sakthivel1, Deanna Skitt1, Nanette Taylor1, Susan Jacques1, Andrew Slattery1 1Canberra Health Services, , Australia, 2University of Canberra, , Australia Background:  A self-catering food service model was implemented within the...
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Mrs Luciana Theodoro De Freitas1, Adjunct Professor Tilley Pain1 1Queensland Health, Townsville,, Australia Background: Restraint and Seclusion (R&S) are still widely used amongst psychiatric services around the world including Australia despite efforts to reduce them. Emerging evidence suggests Sensory Modulation...
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Amity Mcswan1 1Eastern Health Child Youth Mental Health Service, Specialist Child Team, Box Hill, Australia In June 2018, after much planning, Eastern Health CYMHS (Child and Youth Mental Health Service) and the Maroondah Enhanced Maternal Child Health Service began a...
  • April 3, 2019
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