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Lindsay Morgan Awarded Prestigious Australian Rotary Health Medal

2018-09-18T10:58:26+00:00

Lindsay Morgan of the Rotary Club of Ulverstone West has been awarded the 2018 Australian Rotary Health ‘Medal’ for his outstanding and meritorious service to the charity. Lindsay was announced as this year’s Medal recipient at the Rotary Australia – New Zealand Conference in Hobart last week for his involvement in the Muster for Mental [...]

Lindsay Morgan Awarded Prestigious Australian Rotary Health Medal2018-09-18T10:58:26+00:00

Dementia Awareness Month: Open the Conversation

2018-09-12T16:11:57+00:00

Dementia has touched almost every Australian family in some way, with more than 400,000 Australians currently living with the neurodegenerative disease. For Australian Rotary Health PhD scholar Lauren Whyte, it was her Pa who developed Alzheimer’s disease, the most common type of dementia. Lauren is now working on her PhD on Alzheimer’s Disease at the [...]

Dementia Awareness Month: Open the Conversation2018-09-12T16:11:57+00:00

Dementia Awareness Month: Some Tips You Should Never Forget

2018-09-03T10:00:08+00:00

Dr Bridget Regan It is no secret that we tend to become more forgetful as we get older, but a recent study from an Australian Rotary Health PhD scholar suggests that some simple management strategies may help our memory. While working as a Neuropsychologist in a Memory clinic, Dr Bridget Regan noticed there [...]

Dementia Awareness Month: Some Tips You Should Never Forget2018-09-03T10:00:08+00:00

Geraldton to become the ‘Hat Town of Australia’ this October

2018-08-31T15:50:23+00:00

The Rotary Club of Geraldton-Greenough's Sergeant-at-Arms Dave & President Peter getting into the spirit of Hat Day in 2012. Three Rotary Clubs from Geraldton, Western Australia, have big plans to turn their town into the ‘Hat Town of Australia’ to Lift the Lid on Mental Illness this October. The Clubs won’t be holding [...]

Geraldton to become the ‘Hat Town of Australia’ this October2018-08-31T15:50:23+00:00

Community Forum Highlights Need for More Youth Mental Health Research

2018-08-07T11:25:37+00:00

A recent mental health community forum in Western Australia has received pledges and donations of $42,500 for mental health research through Australian Rotary Health (ARH). The Lift the Lid on Mental Illness: Young Minds Matter forum was held on Wednesday July 25 at the University of Western Australia (UWA) Club, attracting 151 guests who came [...]

Community Forum Highlights Need for More Youth Mental Health Research2018-08-07T11:25:37+00:00

Improving Online Interventions to Support Anxious Youth

2018-08-06T15:20:20+00:00

We are living in a time where we can access information at the press of a few buttons, and when it comes to support for mental health, why should we wait? Back in 2001, Associate Professor Sonja March and her research team at the University of Southern Queensland saw that there were thousands of children [...]

Improving Online Interventions to Support Anxious Youth2018-08-06T15:20:20+00:00

A New Approach to Treating Depression in Young People

2018-07-26T15:12:51+00:00

Depression is one of the most common mental illnesses, with around 3 million Australians currently experiencing depression and/or anxiety. Despite being so common, current treatments are not always suitable, especially for youth. The University of Queensland’s Dr Tegan Cruwys is moving away from traditional approaches to treatment, such as antidepressants and Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), [...]

A New Approach to Treating Depression in Young People2018-07-26T15:12:51+00:00

Rotarian Honours Son’s Memory With a Named PhD Scholarship

2018-07-13T09:33:59+00:00

Written by: Martin Taurins, Chair of the Rotarian Action Group of Multiple Sclerosis Awareness and member of the Rotary Club of Gisborne (Victoria). When our son Jacob, a budding musician, was diagnosed at age 20 with multiple sclerosis (MS), we didn’t know anything about the disease. Jacob held university degrees in arts, business, and music. All [...]

Rotarian Honours Son’s Memory With a Named PhD Scholarship2018-07-13T09:33:59+00:00

Promoting Mental Health in Children with Dyslexia

2018-06-29T15:34:45+00:00

Most of us take our abilities to read and spell for granted, however, for up to 10 per cent of Australian children these skills don’t come as naturally. Dr Mark Boyes from Curtin University was awarded a Mental Health Research Grant by Australian Rotary Health this year, to evaluate a mental health promotion programme for [...]

Promoting Mental Health in Children with Dyslexia2018-06-29T15:34:45+00:00

New Rotary Fitness Initiative Puts ARH ‘Top of Mind’

2018-06-28T09:49:57+00:00

It’s possible you may have seen a group of people active in your local community, wearing vibrant blue Rotary polo shirts. If you haven’t yet, you may come across these people very soon. Australian Rotary Health Ambassador Chris Edwards came up with the Rotary Fitness initiative in an attempt to address the perception that Rotary [...]

New Rotary Fitness Initiative Puts ARH ‘Top of Mind’2018-06-28T09:49:57+00:00