Topic "Mental Health" in Greek - total 73 documentsTitle: Anorexia nervosa in children
Summary: Anorexia nervosa is an eating disorder. The first thing many people notice is that the young person, usually a girl, eats less.
Title: Anxiety in children
Summary: Anxiety is a word that health professionals use when a child is fearful or distressed and the distress keeps going on for a long time.
Title: Are you on a treatment order?
Summary: A treatment order is a legal document that allows a hospital or mental health clinic to give you treatment for a mental illness. While you are on an order, you lose some of your rights and freedoms. You may have to stay in hospital. You can be given treatment even if you do not agree to it.
Title: Building resilience: mental health month fact sheet 2010
Summary: Building our resilience can certainly buffer us from developing mental illnesses such as depression, anxiety disorder or post-traumatic stress disorder.
Title: Celebrate, connect, grow. Mental health month fact sheet 2012
Summary: Sometimes our biggest priority will be getting some help for things that are causing us problems or for changes in the way we are feeling and thinking.
Title: Changed behaviour - anger and aggression - information for residents, families and carers.
Summary: This translated resource provides information about dementia and changed behaviour for residents, families and carers. It outlines some causes for such behaviour and some tips on how to care for someone who seems angry.
Title: Changed behaviour - loss of inhibition - information for residents, families and carers
Summary: This translated resource provides information about dementia and changed behaviour for residents, families and carers. It outlines some causes of such behaviour and some tips on how to care for someone with disinhibited behaviour.
Title: Changed behaviour - noisy - information for residents, families and carers
Summary: This translated resource provides information about dementia and changed behaviour for residents, families and carers. It outlines some causes of noisy behaviour and some tips on how to care for someone with noisy behaviour.
Title: Changed behaviour - wandering - information for residents, families and carers
Summary: This translated resource provides information about dementia and changed behaviour for residents, families and carers. It outlines some causes of people wandering and some tips on how to care for someone who wanders.
Title: Check your gambling quiz
Summary: In the last 12 months, have you experienced any of the following as a result of your gambling? Check all that apply.
Title: Consumer medication - benzodiazepines
Summary: Benzodiazepines are a type of medicine that has a sedative or calming effect. Benzodiazepines are prescribed to people who are anxious or distressed and can be used in the short-term treatment of some sleep problems. They can be prescribed by doctors to treat people who are experiencing mania. These medicines can be very effective when used for short periods of time under the supervision of your doctor. They do not replace other medications that your doctor has prescribed such as antipsychotics, antidepressants and mood stabilisers.
Title: Consumer medication - clozapine
Summary: Clozapine is a medicine used to treat some kinds of mental illness. Clozapine can be called Clozaril, Clopine or Closyn. Clozapine is prescribed by doctors to people who have a psychotic illness, and is therefore known as an antipsychotic medicine. There are different types of antipsychotic medicines. Clozapine is a newer antipsychotic medicine.
Title: Consumer Medication - bipolar disorder - how medicine can help
Summary: Bipolar disorder is a mental illness. People with bipolar disorder have episodes of sustained and noticeable changes in their mood. They can go through periods of depression and episodes of mania. Mania is a strong mood that lasts for one week or longer. A person experiencing mania may have unusually high levels of energy, might be very irritable and may have rapid thoughts and speech. They may have thoughts that are not true (delusions), or they may see, hear, feel or taste things that are not really there (hallucinations). Bipolar disorder affects approximately 1-2% of the population.
Title: Dealing with difficult times in your life
Summary: This audio file provides people struggling with problems in their life, tips to help themselves, encourages them to seek help and gives recommendations of where to seek help.
Title: Definitions of bullying, harassment, discrimination and violence
Summary: Fact sheets for parents and carers. Bullying, harassment, discrimination and violence are all interpersonal behaviours that can create or contribute to negative social environments. All school communities should have clear definitions outlined in their school policies and procedures for bullying, harassment, discrimination and violence.
Title: Delirium - information for residents, families and carers
Summary: A translated resource with information about the prevention and management of delirium for residents, families and carers. It includes some signs that a person may have delirium, what may cause it and ways to manage delirium.
Title: Depression - how medicine can help
Summary: Depression is a medical illness that can have serious effects on physical and mental health. The symptoms of depression include:
- Feeling sad most of the day, nearly every day
- Loss of interest in activities that you used to enjoy
- Lack of energy
- Changes in sleep habits
- Changes in appetite
- Changes in sex drive
If you experience from any of these symptoms for most of the day for at least two weeks, then you may have depression.
Title: Depression - information for residents, families and carers
Summary: A translated resource with information about the signs, causes and management of depression for residents, families and carers.
Title: Depression and diabetes
Summary: This translated fact sheet explains the links between depression and diabetes and outlines information regarding treatment and getting help to assist people with diabetes and depression.
Title: Developing helpful communication skills with the person who is unwell and agitated
Summary: Communicating with someone experiencing severe/acute mental distress and who seems to be a danger to themselves or others can be a diffi cult, frustrating and frightening experience. It is vital that you remember that the person will have a reduced capacity to understand, process and act on information in a logical, reasonable and socially acceptable way. During severe mental/emotional distress the person very often feels frightened, confused and out of control.
Title: Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) fact sheet
Summary: ECT is a modern psychiatric treatment that is effective for a range of mental illnesses, including: major depression, mania, certain forms of schizophrenia, a small number of other mental and neurological disorders
Title: Family help kit- grief and loss
Summary: Not all children and adolescents have two parents to give them love and security for a number of reasons. In NSW, an increasing number of families are experiencing the trauma and disruption of separation and divorce. Families may also experience loss through the illness or death of a family member. Even the death of a loved pet or a close friend moving away may cause significant distress to children and adolescents
Title: Family help kit - depression
Summary: Depression has been predicted as one of the major health problems of the 21st century. More adolescents and young people are experiencing depression. This is known to increase their risk for other mental health problems such as hazardous use of alcohol and other drugs and suicide
Title: Family help kit - fears and anxiety
Summary: Anxiety is a normal part of life for children, adolescents and adults. This is usually a temporary response to stress. However, when anxiety persists it may be necessary to obtain assistance. Untreated anxiety that lasts for a longer period of time may make it difficult for a child to participate in normal activities and enjoy life.
Title: Family help kit - post traumatic stress
Summary: This translated Family Help Kit provides information about Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), a condition that some children and adolescents develop after they have experiences a traumatic, sometimes life threatening, event. It includes information on what the issue is, what are the signs and symptoms, and how to get help for PTSD problems.
Title: Family help kit - psychosis
Summary: Psychosis is a condition which impairs a person’s sense of reality. This may be from a mental illness such as schizophrenia or bipolar disorder (manic depression). Symptoms of psychosis can also at times be caused by brain injury or infection, alcohol or drug misuse. Most young people recover from psychosis to live full and satisfying lives.
Title: Good friends help us bounce back. Mental health month fact sheet 2010
Summary: The theme of Mental Health Month in 2010 is all about the benefits of friendship. Social support in general is important for bouncing back from challenges and research has shown that having friends is associated with life satisfaction and overall wellbeing.
Title: Helping someone at risk of suicide
Summary: This brochure provides you with some advises if you are concerned that someone close to you is considering taking their own life and you would like to know how to help them keep safe.
Title: Helping those around you
Summary: This file helps friends and relatives identify if someone they know needs assistance for a mental health issue and what services they can contact for assistance.
Title: How headspace can help - what to expect
Summary: Headspace centres across Australia provide face-to-face information, support and services to young people, aged 12 to 25 years, and their families and friends.
Title: How to respond effectively to your relative with schizophrenia who may have challenging behaviour.
Summary: There are many ways of dealing with behaviour that upsets you. There are also ways of making yourself feel better about it, even if you can’t change the person’s behaviour. It is important to encourage the person to control his/her own behaviour. Before working out the best thing to do, it is important to understand what is happening to your relative, to know what is possible to expect of them, and to accept your own feelings and not blame yourself. Your relative may not be able to help doing some things because they are part of the illness. But many behaviours can change, with good management, learning some self-control, and with your help. The following suggestions are made to help you to cope with certain behaviour associated with schizophrenia. Remember that every person is different, and everyone’s circumstances are different. These are suggestions to try, but if they don’t work for you, it might help if you consult with the mental health professional that you see, about what to do next. It may be that the particular suggestion just needs to be used differently in your situation, or that a different method may work better. Don’t assume that nothing can be done.
Title: IMHA postcard
Summary: The IMHA postcards provide basic information on our service, your rights if you are under compulsory treatment, and how to get in contact.
Title: Kessler 10 (K10) assessment form
Summary: The Kessler (K10) measure is a 10-item self-report questionnaire intended to yield a global measure of "psychological distress" based on questions about the level of anxiety and depressive symptoms in the most recent 4-week period.
Title: Kessler 10 (K10) brochure - whose recovery and outcome are they anyway?
Summary: This brochure provides information about consumer self-assessment in mental health. It includes information about the Kessler 10 and how it will be used, as well as the Consumer Wellness Plan.
Title: Kindness: little acts, big impacts!
Summary: Just like your physical health and fitness, your mental health is worth taking care of and improving. This is true for everyone, regardless of whether they have or have not experienced mental illness.
Title: Linking physical and mental health care...it makes sense for families, carers and friends
Summary: Famillies and carers of mental health consumers are essential members of the care team and can provide vital support to consuers to help them improve their physical health.
Title: Linking physical and mental health care...it makes sense for people who use mental health services
Summary: Physical health and mental health are linked, so it makes sense to link physical and mental health care.
Title: Making a complaint (mental health)
Summary: These translated resources provide information on the Mental Health Complaints Commissioner, an independant, specialist complaints organisation created by the Mental Health Act 2014. The information sheet outlines who the organisation is, how to make complaints, what happens when a complaint is made and the lawful right to speak up or complain about a public mental health service.
Title: Many ways to get help
Summary: If you are experiencing problems with gambling, or someone close to you has a problem, help is available. Gambling affects people from all walks of life. This resource will help people with gambling problems to get support as well as those close to them who are affected by their gambling.
Title: Mental health and coronary heart disease
Summary: There are strong links between depression, social isolation and heart disease.
Title: Mental health in a changing world - the impact of culture and diversity
Summary: Culture can strongly influence understanding and acceptance of mental illness
Title: Mental health services
Summary: This subtitled video provides information on the range of mental health support services available in Victoria 24 hours a day, seven days a week. It outlines how these services can provide treatment, information, tools and advice on how to deal with a range of mental health issues.
Title: Physical health care: what to expect from your mental health service
Summary: All NSW mental health services have a responsibility to ensure that the people who use their service receive adequate physical health care. This brochure provides a broad outline of these responsibilities and how they will be met.
Title: Positive and negative symptoms associated with schizophrenia
Summary: By positive symptoms we mean: delusions, hallucinations, thought disorders. By negative symptoms we mean: decreased motivation, social withdrawal, inability or diffi culty in making friends, slowness of movement, vulnerability to stress, inability to learn from past mistakes, inability to enjoy life.
Title: Problem solving and setting goals
Summary: The aim of this booklet - 'A Practical Guide About Problem Solving and Setting Goals' is to assist individuals to focus on their goals and increase the likelihood of achieving them.
Title: Psychosocial disability, recovery and the NDIS
Summary: This fact sheet explains what psychosocial disability is, how the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) can support you and how the NDIS works with other systems.
Title: Recognising the grief response and mental illness
Summary: When we think of grief we normally associate it with someone passing away. When we have a loved one with a mental illness we also experience intense waves of grief as we mourn the losses in their lives and often the changes in our relationship with them. Both the person with the mental illness, and those who love and care for that person, experience loss.
Title: Seeking help if you're experiencing anxiety
Summary: This audio file explains the signs and symptons of anxiety disorder and how to seek help.
Title: Seeking help if you are experiencing depression
Summary: This audio file explains what are the signs and symptoms of depression and how to seek help.
Title: Sign up, link in, get involved. Mental health week fact sheet 2009
Summary: This fact sheet provides a number of simple, everyday ideas for how you can sign up, link in or get involved.
Title: Signs of bullying
Summary: Fact sheets for parents and carers. Each individual student who has been bullied or is bullying others will respond and act differently. A student's behaviours and moods can also change for a variety of reasons. The fact sheet contains information on signs that may indicate a student is experiencing bullying:
Title: Some facts about bullying and violence
Summary: Fact sheets for parents and carers with information about bullying and violence
Title: Supporting parents and families: the mental health and well-being of children and young people
Summary: This brochure will help you to become aware of the warning signs of mental health problems, the importance of seeking early help and the ways you can help support your child or young person.
Title: Tip sheets for carers of people with mental illness and drug use (dual diagnosis)
Summary: When we talk about drugs, we mean local (alcohol, tobacco, prescription medication) and illegal (cannabis, speed, heroin) drugs.
Title: Trauma - reaction and recovery
Summary: This translated resource provides information on the reaction and recovery from traumatic experiences. The resource emphasises that it is normal to have strong reactions following a distressing or frightening event, and that people can experience a range of physical, mental, emotional and behavioural reactions. It gives some examples on how to resolve traumatic reactions to trauma and encourages the seeking of help from a health professional.
Title: Types of bullying
Summary: Fact sheets for parents and carers. Bullying is usually described by the types of behaviours involved, so we talk about verbal, social and physical bullying. Bullying is sometimes also labelled by where it occurs or by what type of harm is done. These words can be used alone or in combination. It can be confusing!
Title: Understanding feelings of guilt and mental illness
Summary: Tip sheet about understanding the feelings of guilt by carers of those with a mental illness.
Title: Understanding mental illness
Summary: Mental illness is a general term for a group of illnesses that affect the mind or brain. These illnesses, which include bipolar disorder, depression, schizophrenia, anxiety and personality disorders, affect the way a person thinks, feels and acts.
Title: Useful words and phases to be used to communicate with a patient suffering from delirium
Summary: This brochure is designed to provide families and friends with information about delirium and describes how you as visitors can contribute to the well being of the patient.
Title: Victorian statement of rights - 1. Assessment order
Summary: An Assessment Order allows a psychiatrist to examine you to decide if you have a mental illness. This statement is about the legal rights and entitlements of persons on Assessment Orders.
Title: Victorian statement of rights - 2. Temporary treatment order
Summary: You must be given treatment for mental illness if a temporary treatment order has been made for you. A psychiatrist must talk to you about what mental health treatment you would like. You can make decisions about your mental health treatment.You may have to stay in hospital for the mental health treatment even if you don’t want to.
Title: Victorian statement of rights - 3. Treatment order
Summary: A Treatment Order is made by the Mental Health Tribunal. A Treatment Order allows a psychiatrist to give you compulsory treatment for mental illness. ‘Compulsory treatment’ means that a psychiatrist can give you treatment for mental illness even if you do not want it. A psychiatrist is a doctor who knows a lot about helping people with mental illness.
Title: Victorian statement of rights - 4. Secure treatment order
Summary: A secure treatment order has been made for you because you were in prison or other place of confinement and you need immediate treatment for serious mental illness to stop your illness getting worse or to stop you from being seriously hurt or seriously hurting someone else. A secure treatment order allows you to be taken from prison or other place of confinement to a hospital so you can be given compulsory treatment for mental illness. ‘Compulsory treatment’ means that a psychiatrist can give you treatment for mental illness even if you don’t want it. While you are in hospital you are a security patient. This booklet provides information about Secure Treatment Orders and your legal rights and entitlements under the Mental Health Act 2014.
Title: Victorian statement of rights - 5. Forensic patients
Summary: A forensic patient is someone who is detained in hospital and has had some involvement with the courts or prison system. You must be given treatment for mental illness if you are a forensic patient. You can make decisions about your mental health treatment. A psychiatrist must talk to you about what mental health treatment you would like.
Title: Wellbeing: invest in your life. Mental health month fact sheet 2011
Summary: This fact sheet provides a number of simple, everyday ideas for how you can improve wellbeing.
Title: What is a bipolar mood disorder
Summary: This brochure talks about bipolar mood disorder, its symptoms and possible causes, treatment options and where to go for help.
Title: What is a depressive disorder
Summary: This brochure talks about depressive disorders, outlining the main types, possible causes, treatment options and where to go for help.
Title: What is an anxiety disorder
Summary: This brochure talks about anxiety disorders, outlining the main types, possible causes, treatment options and suggestions on where to go for help
Title: What is an eating disorder
Summary: This brochure talks about eating disorders, outlining the main types, possible causes, treatment options and where to go for help.
Title: What is mental illness?
Summary: This brochure talks about mental illness, outlining the main types, myths and misunderstandings, what can be done about stigma, and where to go for help.
Title: What is personality disorder?
Summary: This brochure talks about personality disorders, outlining the main types, possible causes, treatment options, and where to go for help.
Title: What is schizophrenia?
Summary: This brochure talks about schizophrenia, its symptoms and causes, treatment options and where to go for help
Title: What to do if you are being bullied
Summary: Tip sheets for students with strategies on what you can do if you are being bullied.
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