This article outlines some of the limitations with the current WorkCover system. Instead of helping injured workers return to work, the WorkCover system often exacerbates people’s psychological difficulties partly due to an inherent suspicion with which their claims are reviewed and the need to highlight the extent to which they have experienced psychological harm.
Category: Geelong Advertiser Articles
Chris Mackey’s articles appear regularly in the Geelong Advertiser newspaper in Geelong, Australia.
This article outlines the benefits of engaging in activities that we might refer to as our passion, however our passions can get out of hand if our approach and reactions towards discontinuing these activities are compulsive or rigid.
This articles examines the state of Australian politics through the model of the four stages of change. 12
This article looks at the benefits of Australia’s Better Access to Mental Health Scheme, described by Professor David Clarke of the University of Oxford as “the world’s first attempt to make evidence-based psychological therapy more accessible.”
This article relates to the lack of coverage of mental health issues in the 2016 election campaign.
This article calls for our leaders to take a more optimistic approach to the way mental health is discussed in politics.
This article calls for more public psychological trauma services, particularly in response to the growing number of people reporting childhood sexual abuse.
Barwon Health’s Intensive Care Unit has managed to maintain a zero infection rate since 2012, despite already having a relatively few number infections prior to that time. This article looks at some of the ways in which that was made possible, as well as positive knock-on effects within the community that this provides.
Arson is estimated to cost the Australian community about $1.6billion annually. This article explores some of the motives behind what would compel someone to commit arson.
This article responds to the findings in the report from the Royal Commission into Family Violence and some of the interventions that could be implemented in order to change problematic behaviour. After working with men with anger issues in the 1980’s this article details some of the interventions that worked well with that group of… Read more »