Urban Dictionary describes the Sunday Scaries as “the unnecessary feeling you get when you start to question your life choices. Spent too much money on Saturday? Procrastinated your work and scared to look at your inbox?” - yep, that pretty much sums it up says clinical psychologist Christopher Martin
Senior clinical psychologist Dr Jasmine Pang has worked in healthcare for almost two decades and has witnessed the power of R U OK? conversations. Here’s an insight into her three biggest takeaways on the movement and how a conversation can truly can change a life.
Christmas has been and gone but our festive leftovers tend to linger in our fridges for just a few extra days! While leg ham for breakfast and an extra slice of Christmas pudding make the perfect low-maintenance snacks over the holiday season, Redcliffe Hospital Dietitian Jacinta Sultana says it’s important to know what you can keep so you don’t risk becoming unwell.
New Year, new you? Many of us wake up post-Christmas binge and decide to kick-start a diet and new health regime. But if you aim to make enormous changes quickly, even the best-laid plans can be challenging to execute, and we can easily lose interest.
Christmas is upon us, and as we juggle plenty of social events, we’re also likely consuming more sugar and acidic goods – alcoholic drinks and silly season desserts being the key culprits! As such, it’s important to protect our teeth to avoid any permanent damage amidst the celebrations.
Last summer, the Emergency Department at Redcliffe Hospital treated sixty people for heat-related illnesses. Heat-related illnesses include sunburn and dehydration, but also the more serious medical emergency of heat-stroke. Dr Yan has some tips on how to avoid getting sick from the summer heat and sun.
Bruce Sullivan is the Chief Wellbeing Officer at Metro North Hospital and Health Service and is committed to having meaningful conversations with his colleagues and loved ones today on R U OK? Day and every day.
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28 August marks Wear it Purple Day, a national day of change in response to young people taking their own lives as a result bullying, harassment and lack of acceptance of their sexual or gender identity.
In today’s busy world, it can be hard to entirely switch off and get a good night’s sleep. But a solid sleep schedule has proven benefits in giving us more energy, higher concentration levels and improved general wellbeing – making it an important focus for our overall health!
Hi, my name’s Bruce Sullivan and I’m the Chief Wellbeing Officer here at Metro North Hospital and Health Service. We have 21,000 staff and we are talking about wellbeing. As an organisation we are considering four different ways to be able to approach wellbeing.
38 days ago 74-year-old Jean suffered a stroke that landed her in #RBWH's ICU. Since then she's been recovering at #STARS and is surrounded by a team of allied health professionals who are set on getting Jean feeling like her old self again. One way they're doing that is to make sure Jean's rehab programs is built on the things she loves to do so she can get back to doing them on her own, sooner! 👩🍳💓
"I particularly like baking because it's precise and even if I don't have a sweet tooth, Dieter certainly does," Jean said.
"My partner Dieter is German and he loves his specialty dishes like kaiserschmarrn, a type of pancake.
"He's always so appreciative when I cook and he never takes anything for granted, I look forward to baking for him again."
Jean is getting stronger by the day and we're sure she'll be whipping up some kaiserschmarrn in no time! 🥞🤤 ... See MoreSee Less
Simon is one of our gynaecology oncology fellows at RBWH, spending his days working across a mix of clinic, research, admin and surgery.
As one of the more diverse fields of medicine you can choose, Simon thinks it’s a great place to be, and that you do get to do a bit of everything.
“I’m seeing patients through to looking at my own research, and there’s scope for the new fellow to research an area they’re particularly passionate about or interested in,” he said.
“It’s a super adaptive area, because what we’re doing now is different to what we were doing 10 years ago, and it will look different in another 10 years’ time, as we continue to learn more about malignancies and novel treatments.”
Meet George 👋 George suffered a septic wound and since then has been a much-loved resident at Gannet House. As an avid painter, he finds solace in art and manages to escape pain by picking up a paintbrush and reconnecting with his culture and identity. 🎨🌟
"When I start painting, I get so involved in what I'm doing that I forget about my situation and my pain," George said.
"It's almost like the desire to paint overcomes whatever pain or discomfort I feel that day.
"Getting lost in my art has also been an opportunity to dive deeper into my culture and traditions. I'm Torres Strait Islander and sometimes when I'm painting I regain memories of everything my dad, mother and grandparents taught me when I was young." ... See MoreSee Less
"When you're young you think you know everything but you don't. I remember feeling bullet proof thinking that nothing could hurt me. You shouldn't be afraid to ask for help. And make sure you listen to advice from people who know more than you do."