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.
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."
One in four Australian adults exceeded the alcohol guideline in 2020-21, meaning 25 per cent of Australians aged 18 years and over either consumed more than ten drinks in a week and/ or consumed five or more drinks on any day at least monthly.
Health worker Leigh from ADIS, our drug and alcohol support line, is eager to encourage Australians to use alcohol responsibly and to seek help if they’re struggling.
“Many people don’t realise that alcohol is a carcinogen and it’s not just heavy drinkers who are at risk. Even moderate drinkers are at an increased risk of a range of cancers," she said.
“If you’re looking at making a change, counting your drinks is a good place to start as it's recommended to consume no more than 10 standard drinks in any one week, and no more than 4 drinks on any one occasion.
If you are having difficulties stopping or reducing use and would like a little extra support to help get you started, you can call ADIS on 1800 177 833.
Metro North can you please tell what the huge increase in ambulance code 1 and the increase in ambulance ramping is due to? Sure is not due to Cov because there are only 50 Cov patients in the whole MNH.
Why so many more ambulances and patients in emergency?
Rachelle and Philip are excited to welcome their second baby boy, Zachary, into the world. 🐣 His older brother Elijah has already popped in for a visit and seems to be taking his role very seriously. 🥰
"He came in on Wednesday night and was gently patting Zachary to sleep," Philip said.
"We think he'll be a great brother to him!" #FeelgoodFriday 💖 ... See MoreSee Less