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Bringing mental health to work

Bringing mental health to work

Lisa Simcock, ECU Reporter

October 9, 2017


Filed under Health and Science

The Transformative Work Design Centre at UWA has partnered with The Mental Health Commission (MHC) to help raise awareness about mental health for employees in workplaces across Western Australia. The State Government is giving $500,000 to the partnership to allow UWA researchers to promote positive mental health and wellbeing via assessment tools, training modules, educational materials and other resources. The ...

Prevention better than cure

Prevention better than cure

Kristy Clark, ECU Reporter

September 18, 2017


Filed under Health and Science, Showcase

Western Australia’s recent state budget has promised an allocation of $61.7 million to help boost mental health prevention and treatment services to better support WA communities. In a statement WA’s Mental Health minister, Roger Cook, announced, "Our focus is on building strong communities, safer...

Jumping to awareness

Jumping to awareness

Ashleigh Melanko, ECU Reporter

September 17, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Sport and Lifestyle

Women being dissatisfied with their bodies is a common occurrence, and a common topic of conversation in the the media, but what about men? Doctor Alison Field from the Boston Children's Hospital said in an interview that, "there are some males who do want to be thinner but many more are focused on wa...

COMMENT: Respect for the triggered

COMMENT: Respect for the triggered

Holly Ferguson, ECU Reporter and Dircksey Editor

September 10, 2017


Filed under News

As the editor of a student magazine, I always strive to ensure that I, my section editors and our contributors consider the thoughts and feelings of readers and provide trigger warnings where necessary. But, I have learnt that the topic of trigger warnings is very divisive and controversial. This y...

Moods and the microbiome

Moods and the microbiome

Oliver Pomeroy

September 3, 2017


Filed under Health and Science, Showcase

A new paper shows that there may be a link between the bacteria in the stomach and anxious and depressive behaviours. The research was conducted at the University College Cork, a leading research institution in Ireland and it focused on the bacteria in the stomach microbiome of rats. Microbiome is...

Where the hell is Newman anyway? And why do people live there?

Where the hell is Newman anyway? And why do people live there?

Marley Amphlett, ECU Reporter

August 27, 2017


Filed under Health and Science

Are the financial benefits worth it for residents and FIFO workers of Newman. Should mental health care be more of a priority in rural areas of WA?

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War Vets’ Post-Traumatic Stress Linked to Chronic Illness

War Vets’ Post-Traumatic Stress Linked to Chronic Illness

Kimberley McGivern, Reporter

April 21, 2017


Filed under Health and Science, News, Slideshow

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) has been linked to 11 chronic illnesses and diseases, according to a world first study into its long-term effects. The study, funded by the Queensland branch of the Returned Serviceman’s League, found PTSD caused an increased risk of developing cardiovascular...

Social networking ‘contributes to preventing Alzheimer’s’

Social networking ‘contributes to preventing Alzheimer’s’

Danny Rogers, Staff reporter

October 21, 2015


Filed under Health and Science

Facebookers rejoice, researchers believe that social networking can contribute to preventing Alzheimer’s disease. As people get older, the risk of the illness can increase; for those over 40, the risk can double every five years. ECU neuroscientist and clinical psychologist Dr. Hamid Sohrabi,...

Calls for FIFO camps to be abolished

Calls for FIFO camps to be abolished

Matthew Dower, Staff reporter

September 2, 2014


Filed under News

WA Nationals member Brendan Grylls has called for a reduction in fly-in, fly-out operations, saying that mining companies with FIFO workers should be penalised financially. Mr Grills made the comments after an increase in the suicide rate of FIFO workers. A spokesman for Mr Grylls said mining...

Seniors scoot to beat the blues

Seniors scoot to beat the blues

Katy Henning, Staff Reporter

August 27, 2014


Filed under News

A group of Australian seniors aged 65 and older are set to ride 50cc motor scooters across the Nullarbor with the aim of raising $300,000 for anxiety and depression initiative beyondblue. The Scootarbor Challenge will see 22 men and women ride from the east to the west on a 2391km trek. The charity...

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