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How to Provide Affordable Mental Health Care to Rural Australia

jenniferwratten Nov 28, 2019 5:35:34 PM
How to Provide Affordable Mental Health Care to Rural Australia

Poor mental health is one of Australia's greatest health care burdens, with almost half the population experiencing mental illness at some point in their lives. Despite its prevalence, roughly 54% of those experiencing poor mental health will not access any treatment.

Australian Bushfires Worsen Rural Mental Health Crisis

jenniferwratten Nov 18, 2019 2:34:04 PM
Australian Bushfires Worsen Rural Mental Health Crisis

The 2019-20  bushfire season has been catastrophic, and there is no clear end in sight.  So far, 4 people have lost their lives, over 400 homes have been destroyed and countless pets and wildlife have perished. Even as residents slowly return to their homes or communities, many adults and children will continue to experience poor mental health due to sheer loss and grief.

‘Healthcare from your Couch’ - Coviu's new telehealth directory

jenniferwratten Nov 9, 2019 4:24:45 AM
‘Healthcare from your Couch’ - Coviu's new telehealth directory

You stare at your watch as the precious minutes tick by, looking away only briefly to check that your children haven’t touched the communal magazines. Everyone around you is coughing and sputtering.  You reach into your bag to grab the hand sanitizer, which you quickly distribute to your boys. ‘Don’t touch anything! I don’t want you both getting sick!’ you instruct.

Coviu is supporting a Telehealth Project for Young Onset Dementia

jenniferwratten Oct 31, 2019 5:28:56 AM
Coviu is supporting a Telehealth Project for Young Onset Dementia

Young-onset dementia (YOD) refers to anyone under the age of 65 who has been diagnosed with a progressive decline in their mental functioning. Although there are a wide range of illnesses included in the definition of dementia, common symptoms include loss of memory, rationality, social skills and normal emotional reactions. Recent figures suggest roughly 26 000 Australians are affected by YOD, which is roughly 10% of all people diagnosed with dementia.

Healthdirect Australia partners with Coviu

jenniferwratten Sep 3, 2019 11:24:29 AM
Healthdirect Australia partners with Coviu

Healthdirect Australia has selected Coviu, an Australian developed telehealth software platform, to power its government-funded healthdirect Video Call service.

Spotlight this September: Suicide Prevention and Mental Health Support

jenniferwratten Sep 2, 2019 10:43:11 AM
Spotlight this September: Suicide Prevention and Mental Health Support

Mental health is one of Australia's most significant health issues, with almost half of the population experiencing mental illness at some point in their lives. Furthermore, 54% of those experiencing poor mental health will not access any treatment. These figures are alarming in their own right, often materialising into high suicide rates. As a society, we are facing an uphill battle when it comes to reducing the prevalence of such health conditions.