Posts by Maria Humphries

Veterans have poorer mental health than Australians overall. We could be serving them better

A career in the Australian Defence Force (ADF), or the armed forces in any country, can be rewarding, but also demanding. Challenges include the rigorous…

Collaborating with veterans to better meet their needs

The Centenary of Anzac Centre aims to improve the mental health of veterans and their families. At its heart is a collaborative approach which capitalises…

Problem anger a lesser researched area that is prevalent amongst veterans

Remembrance Day 2019 marks the 101st anniversary of the Armistice that ended the First World War. At 11am on the eleventh day of the eleventh…

On transition, a conversation with Danielle Murphy

Danielle Murphy is a Senior Workplace Rehabilitation Counsellor, member of the Australian Society of Rehabilitation Counsellors (ASORC) and Director of Incite Solutions Group in Western Australia.…

Occupational rehabilitation helping to achieve employment goals

Alison McIlveen is the National Military Account Manager at IPAR. The occupational rehabilitation service works with Australians to improve their health and employment opportunities, and…

Evidence-based treatment and coordination of healthcare are key for veterans

The Transition and Wellbeing Research Programme examined the impact of military service on the mental, physical and social health of serving and ex-serving military members…

What are the mental health risks affecting Australian veterans, and how can they be helped?

Advances in medicine have ensured Australians in general are living for longer than in previous generations. Australian Institute of Health and Welfare statistics from 2018…

Personalising treatment options for success

Understanding the treatment preferences of veterans with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) can lead to greater levels of sustained engagement with treatment. A new research study…

A conversation with Special Interest Group members

The Centenary of Anzac Centre and Phoenix Australia jointly hosted more than 100 members from Professional Colleges and Special Interest Groups on Military and Veteran…

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