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Keep your spirit strong this holiday season

Most people look forward to the holiday season, but others may find it a challenging time for many different reasons. It is not uncommon for people to feel isolated, sad or anxious, so you’re not alone if you find yourself feeling down this Christmas.

A message from Chief Nursing and Midwifery Officer Alison McMillan – September 2022 – Scholarship edition

A newsletter from Chief Nursing and Midwifery Officer Alison McMillan with updates from the nursing and midwifery sector, some personal priorities and highlights, and an insight on what's happening across the Department of Health and Aged Care.

The Connection

The Connection is the Canberra Alliance for Harm Minimisation and Advocacy (CAHMA’s) Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Service run by and for the Indigenous community.

Keep Your Spirit Strong

During COVID-19 many people face challenges that have impacted their mental health. The ‘Keep Your Spirit Strong’ project aims to help Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders take important steps to ensure they are prioritising their social and emotional wellbeing.

Top 3 questions – The National Study of Mental Health and Wellbeing with Dr Ruth Vine

Recently the National Study of Mental Health and Wellbeing was released. Hear from Deputy Chief Medical Officer, Dr Ruth Vine, on the newly released results, what these mean for Australians and what is being done to improve the mental health system.

Your Aged Care update Issue 13, 2022

Your Aged Care Update #13: Department's new name, AN-ACC factsheets and updates, and more.

Self-collection now available for cervical screening

From 1 July 2022, the National Cervical Screening Program will allow all eligible screeners to collect their own Cervical Screening Test sample.

Your Aged Care update Issue 12, 2022

Your Aged Care Update #12: What we’ve heard on new quality indicators for residential aged care, Food and Nutrition Reporting and more.

Top 3 questions – Sleep and mental health with Doctor Ruth Vine

Hear from Deputy Chief Medical Officer for Mental Health, Dr Ruth Vine about what is considered normal sleep and things you can do to help improve your sleep and mental health.

Your Aged Care update Issue 10, 2022

Your Aged Care Update #10: Auslan video interpreting service, CHSP unspent funds update, suicide prevention for seniors (NSW), Influenza treatment for residential aged care and information for providers on Service's Australia online web services.
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