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Dr Sonia Davison on hormones and your health

Podcasts 13 mins 08

Jean Hailes endocrinologist Dr Sonia Davison recorded this podcast about hormones for the GMHBA Healthier Together podcast series.

Treating perinatal depression & anxiety - Medical Observer
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Medical & health articles pdf 599 KB 13 November 2018

GPs can help women to recognise the signs and symptoms of perinatal depression and anxiety, and can play a key role in assisting women to recover.

Endo Wise: women share their endo stories

External Links 05 November 2018

Endo Wise looks at the common but under-recognised chronic disease endometriosis. Eight women share their personal experiences with endo, from symptoms to diagnosis, and management of the condition.

Endo Wise: Hithaishi’s story

Videos 7 mins 05 October 2018

Hithaishi had to convince doctors she wasn’t drug seeking or had psychological issues before being diagnosed with endo. Find out how she did it.

How to nurture good mental wellbeing

Videos 17 MINS 26 September 2018

Women’s Health Week ambassador and psychologist Caroline Anderson discusses ways to nurture good mental wellbeing.

Chicken and rainbow vegie roast

Recipes pdf 320 KB 07 September 2018

Enjoy it for dinner one night, then fight the afternoon energy fade with three lunches of this easy, sustaining and colourful dish.

Chocolate slice

Recipes pdf 340 KB 04 September 2018

It’s not just the decadent flavours of this slice that will lift your mood – so too will its magnesium and B vitamins.

Mental & emotional health - fact sheet

Fact sheets pdf 439 KB 27 August 2018

The Women’s Brain Book

Books $33.00Available in the shop

The Women's Brain Book takes a detailed look at the female brain throughout key life stages, providing interesting insights into a woman's physical and mental health. Using a rich mix of research findings, case studies and interviews, the way in which nature (eg, genes, hormones, neural activity) and nurture (eg, childhood events, social connections, education) combine to sculpt the brain is well illustrated.

Author Dr Sarah McKay is an Oxford educated neuroscientist who writes for numerous publications translating brain science research in to health and wellbeing information.

This easy-to-read book explores the functioning of the female brain from its very beginnings; from the in utero stage, through the subsequent life phases of childhood, puberty and adolescence, pregnancy and motherhood, menopause and the ageing brain.

Other chapters are devoted to key areas of women's health; the menstrual cycle, depression and anxiety, and sex, love and neurobiology.

Dr McKay believes brain-based explanations can be a powerful tool for change. This belief is evident in the book and is coupled with practical checklists and information for women to use to instigate change. Read either in its entirety, or have at hand as a reference book; either way, this is an insightful and reassuring book for all women.

Detecting elder abuse in women – and what to do about it - Medical Observer
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Medical & health articles pdf 144 KB 08 August 2018

In this ‘Talking Women’ article for Medical Observer, Professor Jane Fisher, clinical psychologist and Finkel Professor of Global Health at Monash University, writes about elder abuse and what clinicians caring for older women can do about it.

Applying the teach-back tool - Medical Observer
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Medical & health articles pdf 485 KB 14 May 2018

In this ‘Talking Women’ article for Medical Observer, senior research fellow Alison Beauchamp, discusses the method ‘teach-back’ to improve the health outcomes of a consultation.

Mindful eating tool

Tools pdf 275 KB 02 May 2018

This poster promotes mindful eating. Pop it on display to help you enjoy mealtimes more and stay in control of eating.

Let’s change the story video: Violence against women in Australia

External Links 29 March 2017

This video, from national organisation Our Watch, delves into the alarming statistics, behaviours and attitudes that lead to violence against women and children

A guided mindfulness meditation for you to try - podcast

Podcasts 7 mins 01 September 2017

In this podcast, mindfulness expert Peter Muizulis guides you through a mindfulness meditation that you can practise right now, and return to time and again.

An introduction to mindfulness - podcast

Podcasts 11 mins 01 September 2017

Mindfulness expert Peter Muizulis explains how mindfulness might help you, sharing how to practise mindfulness and the benefits it provides.

How to make positive changes - podcast

Podcasts 5 mins 01 September 2017

An expert in behaviour change, Dr Helen Brown gives her top tips on how you can make positive changes that last.

Heart health, Menopause, Legumes: Magazine Vol 2 2017

Jean Hailes Magazine pdf 6 MB 26 July 2017

The latest Jean Hailes Magazine features these articles:
Heart of the matter: why cardiovascular disease needs to be on your health radar
Not just hot air: why and how legumes can be a part of your everyday diet
Managing menopause: don’t let symptoms reduce your quality of life
Plus, three new delicious recipes from Jean Hailes naturopath Sandra Villella

A Mindfulness Guide for the Frazzled

Books $22.99Available in the shop

500 years ago no-one died of stress: we invented this concept and now we let it rule us. We might have evolvedto be able to miraculously balance on seven-inch heels, but as far as our emotional development is concerned we're still swimming with the pond scum. If we don't advance our more human qualities then we're doomed evolution-wise to become cyborgs, with an imprint of an 'Apple' where our hearts used to be. In this book, brash American comedian and writer, Ruby Wax shows us a scientific solution to these modern problems: mindfulness.

Outrageously witty, smart and accessible, Ruby Wax shows ordinary people how and why to change for good. With mindfulness advice for relationships, for parents, for children and for teenagers.

Seeking a stress-free existence - Medical Observer
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Medical & health articles pdf 642 KB 01 August 2017

In this ‘Talking Women’ article for Medical Observer, Certified mindfulness trainer and consultant Peter Muizulis discusses mindfulness as a tool for improving health and the evidence that supports it, despite it sometimes appearing to be a fad.

Girl Stuff: Your Full-On Guide to the Teen Years

Books $39.99Available in the shop

Girl Stuff has everything girls need to know about: friends, body changes, shopping, clothes, make - up, pimples (arrghh), sizes, hair, earning money, guys, embarrassment, what to eat, moods, smoking, why diets suck, handling love and heartbreak, exercise, school stress, sex, beating bullies and mean girls, drugs, drinking, how to find new friends, cheering up, how to get on with your family, and confidence. Each chapter includes facts, hints, inspiring lists, hundreds of quotes from real girls, and details for over 350 websites, books and other information. 

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