Lessons on vicarious trauma and wellbeing from a Royal Commission

Solicitor Anna Verney, who worked at the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse writes the Commission’s approach to vicarious trauma and the…

Section 32 Mental Health Act amendments fall short of recommended reform

Section 32 of the Mental Health (Forensic Provisions) Act 1990 was amended, extending the divisionary regime to those with cognitive impairment. By KAREN WEEKS.

Take a digital diet

Cutting back on the digital onslaught might help ease your mind, as well as free up time.

The hardest letter I have ever written

Requesting leave to address mental health issues was one of the toughest things Magistrate David Heilpern has ever done.

Is your client sane?

A quick guide to assessing an expert’s assessment of mental health.

Learn to appreciate your emotional tapestry

Feeling high, feeling low? It’s all good for you.

Get into the swim of things

Swimming is a low-impact, high-reward activity that can make you smarter and happier.

Coercive treatment options for anorexia under the Mental Health and Guardianship Acts

Eating disorders have significant health and personal impacts on those living with the illness. Sometimes coercive treatment is necessary to help a person recover. By…

Helping heal sins of the past

JOHN ELLIS and his solicitor wife, NICOLA ELLIS, have represented more than 850 survivors of abuse, including pending cases. They deal with survivors every day…

How to stop being a perfectionist

Being perfect sounds good but the pressure can affect your physical and mental health along with your work performance.