Taxpayers' money would be better spent on therapies that are proven to work.
People across Africa don’t have access to mental health professionals. A new community-based approach in Zimbabwe is proving effective.
Lay workers are being trained to help Zimbabwe manage mental issues in communities. So far it's proving successful.
A farmer might be more likely to chat to her hairdresser about the tough time she’s having than seeking professional help.
Professionals in rural and regional Australia such as hairdressers, accountants and bank managers often play the role of counsellors too.
Therapeutic group work is a consistent feature of traditional rehab treatments.
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Thousands of Australians go to residential drug and alcohol rehab programs every year. But is there evidence rehabs, as well as the group therapy they often rely on, actually work?
The generic space of therapy cannot compare to the feeling of a relationship in its natural setting.
It makes no sense to continue relationship counselling in a therapist's office – it is far better to do it in the more natural environment of the home.
Isolating a child from their peers does nothing to address the underlying concerns that may have lead to a child behaving in this way.
The cultures of silence and denial that surround child sexualised behaviours mean that adults often lack the information they need to respond appropriately.
Social Services Minister Kevin Andrews believes couples counselling will ultimately save Australia money.
Social services minister Kevin Andrews claims his A$20 million Stronger Relationships Trial will save the government money in the long run by reducing family breakdown. But will it work? The trial, which…
Some babies more at risk from genetic defects from first cousin marriages.
Having a baby with a first cousin more than doubles the risk of congenital problems such as heart and lung defects, cleft…
Telling people there’s no “cure” for depression or bipolar can leave them feeling like a victim.
An increasing number of people are trying to cope with depression and bipolar in the UK. But we also have an over-reliance on drugs and waiting lists can be a year long for Cognitive Behavioural Therapy…
Alcohol is responsible for more drug treatments than any other substance.
Alcohol continues to account for nearly half of government-funded substance abuse treatment in Australia. A report from the…