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Allied Health Link Round Up Blog- January 2020

We at ALLIED HEALTH SUPPORT SERVICES have collated a stack of cool links, research, PD, resources and events this month just for you…

Our first LRUB for 2020 and we have chosen to feature – MENTAL HEALTH – relevant to ALL health professionals, ALL parents, ALL employers, ALL employees… Read on, save for later, share on social media!

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Mental health is the way we think and feel and the ability to deal with the challenges that happen in our lives.  If we are mentally healthy, we as health professionals are more capable of caring for our clients..

Start a conversation with “Are you okay??


Blogs & Influencers


Improving Mental Health Outcomes in RACFs

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A blog published by Dr. Julie Bajic Smith, an aged care psychology consultant and one of our content contributors, identifies the FIVE SKILLS that mental health aware providers should focus on to improve mental health outcomes in residential care. 

Have you read???


How to return to work while the rest of the country recovers from the Australian Bushfire Crises

Published by Purple Co

bushfires and mental health

Image: Pixabay

As we deal with the aftermath of the fires, and while some of them still burn, it is important that we understand that many people cannot simply leave their emotional responses at the door when they come to work.  There are many people who can be quite removed, detached and stoic about natural disasters who will simply get on with it. Read the full article here…

Get support

Get mental health support – Free counselling and additional mental health support for individuals, families and emergency services workers affected by the bushfires.




Parent–child play: A mental health promotion strategy for all children

mental health resourceSource:  Emerging Minds

This webinar discussed how practitioners can use child-led play to assist families to improve parent–child relationships and child mental health…


Dealing with grief and sleep issues

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Grief is an essential human experience. We’ll all experience grief throughout our lives, some of us more than others. How does grief affect our sleep, and what can you do to sleep better during bereavement?  Tuck Sleep- Guide to Sleep and Grief


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“Featured Apps”


Allied Health Link Round Up BlogMindMate – For a healthy brain  -the app transforms and maintains health and wellness through daily workouts and mental activities.

Calm –  app for sleep, meditation and relaxation. Join the millions experiencing better sleep, lower stress, and less anxiety with our guided meditations, Sleep Stories, breathing programs, stretching exercises, and relaxing music. Calm is recommended by top psychologists, therapists, and mental health experts.




Mental health in elite athletes: International Olympic Committee consensus statement (2019)

British Journal of Sports Medicine, Volume 53, Issue 11 

Allied Health Support Services Feature Image 18The International Olympic Committee (IOC) convened a consensus meeting on 12–14 November 2018 in Lausanne, Switzerland, at which experts reviewed the scientific literature addressing mental health symptoms and disorders in elite athletes. The participants analysed the current best evidence to provide a consensus statement for clinical practice and individual and systemic interventions to improve mental health among elite athletes. Read more…



Be a discerning consumer of RESEARCH

Blog written by Saravana Kumar Associate Professor – University of South Australia, Physiotherapist & 2019 ALLIED HEALTH EDUCATOR OF THE YEAR!


Professional Development


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Mental Health Academy is the largest CPD community for mental health professionals. Check out the latest courses!

Australian Centre For Eating Disorders

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The Australian Centre for Eating Disorders (ACFED) offers training to a wide range of health care professionals on the best practice treatment of eating disorders.  Head to the website to find out more!


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The Mindful Dietitian is both a learning resource and community, supporting Dietitians & health professionals to grow in insight and understanding of body inclusivity & liberation.


” Featured Listing “


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WiseMind brings accessible and up to date professional development to all those working in mental health.  Online courses and mental health webinars added regularly.




Yoga is the journey of the self, through the self and to the self” — The Bhagavad Geeta.

Ditch the squats – here’s 5 yoga poses to firm and strengthen your booty 

Your Fast Track to Burn-Out in 2020

Check out the 5 ways you can create your own Fast Track to Burn-Out in 2020!


Upcoming events


The Online Conference for Music Therapy (OCMT) is a virtual meeting through which music therapists from around the world can learn and interact. This conference is presented in a 24-hour live format through an online platform, be held from February 1, 2020. Registrations open until 30 January!

Join the 2020 APS College of Clinical Psychologists Conference on 15 to 17 May, will be held in Sofitel Brisbane Central.

Meet the people and companies transforming the way we stay healthy, happy and productive at work at Australia’s definitive workplace wellness event, held on 22-23 June 2020 at International Convention Centre, Sydney.

“Balancing System” this year’s theme for TheMHS conference will be held on 25-28 August 2020 at Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre.

Save the date! Occupational Therapy Australia is pleased to invite you to the 2020 OT Mental Health Forum, being held Friday 13 November 2020 at the SMC Conference and Function Centre, Sydney, New South Wales.



Grab your early bird registrations until 19 March 2020!

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At Allied Health Support Services, we have a special interest in practitioners that may be experiencing difficulties due to being on leave, returning from leave, geographical or clinical isolation, needing clinical or professional support and of course, being seriously time poor! Want to know more about us? Have a look!!! Click here…


Check out these great links, services and resources and let us know how we can help you!

Until next time, let’s support each other! #alliedhealthprofessionsrule


Sarena Jones

Director @ Allied Health Support Services




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