Well August got away from me!!! Let’s just pretend it is still August for a few minutes!

Grab a cuppa and catch up on WHAT’S BEEN HAPPENING in ALLIED HEALTH around the place…

Allied Health LINK ROUNDUP August 2017

We at ALLIED HEALTH SUPPORT SERVICES are looking to save you guys precious time and resources wherever we can… Hence we are launching a regular LINK ROUND UP BLOG for your perusing pleasure! Read on, save for later, share on social – here are some awesome links you, as an awesome allied health professional, need to know about right now…

I have collated the best links I’ve found this month under these loose areas relevant to all of us!  Please comment or shoot me an email if you feel you would like a different area of clinical or non-clinical practice covered or if you feel there is an awesome blog / link / service / research / innovation your fellow AHP’s should really know about!!




Healthcare Leadership Blog

This is my new fave.  Relevant blog topics that are easy and thought-provoking to read, but more importantly, have a list of useful links, references and suggestions for further reading!

Just like our resources in our Allied Health Support Services PD library…

The other unique feature of this blog is it forms a healthcare community.  With each blog piece, there is an international discussion forum on particular points outlined in the article.  All you need to do is click on the link and it tells you when the discussion is occurring in your local time zone! So cool!!

I’m loving these offerings this month –

The Secret To Becoming An Emotionally Intelligent Leader

Who Me? Bad Behaviour In Healthcare




And this referenced by one of the authors of the above articles, published on the Harvard Business Review website –

Emotional Intelligence Has 12 Elements – Which Do You Need To Work On?


Blogs & Influencers

Jean Hailes For Women’s Health

This is THE place to go for information, resources, online learning modules, webinars, podcasts, upcoming events – everything in relation to women’s health.  They have a free newsletter, a great regular blog, relevant tools and information booklets for professionals and even a magazine! Pop over and have a look at the latest National Women’s Health Survey results too.

What Were We Thinking! (#wwwthinking) is an amazing collaboration of great minds across Jean Hailes for Women’s Health and Monash University.  They have developed an evidence based program designed to support new parents and those supporting them! It’s all here – such as practical skills, shared experiences, education and much needed emotional support.  Check out their website, great blogs and download the free app but make sure you pass these details onto your mates and colleagues who are experiencing the crazy new world of parenthood…

Jean Hailes – What Were We Thinking! Program



Equipment & Resources

Dementia Training Australia

This fantastic site was developed by Alzheimer’s Australia and several Australian universities to bring aged care workers and health professionals specialised educators and resources in the area of dementia.  It is packed with free online and face to face training, recorded webinars and lectures, resources and articles. This is one to bookmark…





Australian Journal of Dementia Care

This is a great journal to be aware of if you work within aged care or young onset cognitive decline client groups. The journal includes all of the latest info and research on dementia and there is something in there for all disciplines. Head over to the website to have a look and download a free issue.  You can sign up for a subscription for only $99 and issues are released every couple of months.


Private Practice














Clinical Practice Guidelines & Principles Of Care For People With Dementia

Comprehensive package of information and guidelines for best practice in the area of dementia.  Includes information and evidence-based interventions and care principles for carers, health professionals and individuals.

Clinical Practice Guidelines – Dementia

Clinical Practice Guidelines – Dementia – Recommendations Summary

Diagnosis, Treatment & Care For People With Dementia: A Consumer Companion Guide To The Clinical Practice Guidelines & Principles Of Care For People With Dementia




Self Care


Clin Ed Australia – Enabling Clinical Education & Skills

Universities across the state of Queensland here in Australia have collaborated together to assist and support health professional students.

This is a wonderful initiative for students but I think it is really easy to forget about self-care as professionals.  The best bit about this blog, is there is a link to great free webcast by the amazing Dr Anne Poulsen who has extensive academic experience in the areas of workplace health, building resilience and preventing burn out.

Maintaining Emotional Well-Being



Knowledge Moves

Clare Wilding is an occupational therapist, academic, author and researcher.  (This clever chicken was also my lecturer back in the day!) She now offers individually tailored services through her business Knowledge Moves, to individuals and larger organisations alike – such as academic writing, mentoring, project work, case reviews, research coaching and much more. She has an impressive list of achievements including authoring many book chapters and journal articles.

Clare is writing a piece for our online resource library and is also one of our celebrated speakers for our upcoming ALLIED HEALTH VIRTUAL CONFERENCES for private practitioners. 

Contact Clare for any queries [email protected]


Events & Opportunities


World Physiotherapy Day

September 8th Internationally!


Assertiveness Coaching

September 9th, 9-12.30 or 1.30-5pm, Gold Coast


Australian Physiotherapists & Physicians Summit

17-19th September, Melbourne



Better Practice 2017: Rethinking Aged Care

21-22nd September, Brisbane


17th Alzheimer’s Australia Biennial National Dementia Conference

17-20th October, Melbourne



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