Monday 13 May 2019
Many people experience an increase in asthma symptoms and find their asthma harder to control during Winter. Asthma Australia has developed a range of resources on our website to help people with asthma to be Winter well, including a checklist to better manage asthma during this season. Click here to view information and resources.
Tuesday 7 May 2019
Exercise Your Mood challenges all Australians to use one hour a week to improve your mental fitness. Why? Because our research shows just one hour of exercise a week helps prevent depression. Not sure how to get started? Click here for some great tips to help you increase your physical activity and improve your mental health.
Monday 15 Apr 2019
Being a Doctor can be be a stressful and emotional experience with daily challenges to wellbeing. The Doctor Wellbeing Forum, to be held at Toronto Workers Club on 15th May, will provide an opportunity to acknowledge and discuss the issues that impact mental health, the barriers to seeking help for mental illness, factors contributing to suicide among doctors, and self care strategies. Click here for more information and to register.
Friday 29 Mar 2019
The PHN has developed an innovative program of Weight Management for Primary Care that targets patients at risk of developing chronic disease. The program uses a unique, online platform that has built in health screening, educational and lifestyle modification tools. It is currently being used in a research trial in more than 20 practices and achieving great results. We are offering the program software licence to an initial group of 100 practic...
Tuesday 5 Mar 2019
Across Australia, two in three adults and one in four children are either overweight or obese. Rates of overweight and obesity are higher in rural and regional areas compared to metropolitan areas. As part of the PHN's Healthy Weight initiative we are allocating funding to support community groups and LGAs implement initiatives that will help people reach a healthy weight and reduce their risk of chronic disease.“Research shows that tackling ob...