Shout out to diggers through fortified alcohol management app

A free smartphone app designed to help current and ex-Australian Defence Force (ADF) personnel and veterans manage their drinking has been updated with new features, including being able to email an individual’s drinking history to a doctor or to themselves. ON TRACK with The Right Mix, (iTunes download ; Android download) which was originally launched […]

Aged care prison bid for Ararat gets cool response

By Julian Bajkowski A bid by the Victorian shire of Ararat to entice the state government to construct Australia’s first purpose-built gaol for elderly criminals has been greeted with a cool but polite response from correctional authorities who concede they face issues from an ageing population of insiders. Leaders of the rural community are reportedly […]

Australia’s own Motown to support men’s health

By Angela Dorizas The name Motown is synonymous with the US city of Detroit and the famous record label that first exported African American music to the world. But come November, the name will also be associated with the township of Moama in southern New South Wales.   Murray Shire Council has announced that for one month, […]

Governments must spend more on EAPs

By Angela Dorizas Governments should be prepared to pay more for employee assistance programs if they are to make any headway in addressing mental health in the workplace. That was the message from industry expert Grant Brecht, managing director of Grant Brecht and Associates and club psychologist for the Sydney Swans AFL team. In an […]

Queensland Health backs new depression website

By Rob O'Brien A new website to support people with depression and alcohol problems has been launched in Brisbane. The website, called OnTrack and developed by a Queensland University of Technology (QUT) research team with funding from Queensland Health, will allow people free access to assistance.   It was launched by Queensland Parliamentary Secretary for Healthy […]


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