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The Messy Desk teaser
2/08/2017
The use of metaphors can be an effective tool in finding common ground in a therapeutic relationship. The Messy Desk is a helpful way to describe the process of therapy. 

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How does sleep affect diabetes? teaser
6/06/2017
A bad night’s sleep can make you feel grumpy, groggy and exhausted; but for people with diabetes, missing sleep may have even more serious effects. 


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Exercises you can do at home teaser
6/06/2017
As the weather cools down, going for a walk or run outside starts to lose its appeal. Don't lose track of your fitness goals this winter - check out these simple exercises you can do in the comfort of home.

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Fight the cold with exercise teaser
6/06/2017
It’s that time of the year again when we all fall prey to the cold and flu. Have you ever wondered why some get sick more frequently than others? It may have something to do with their immune system.


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Are you making these 4 exercise mistakes? teaser
19/05/2017
Starting an exercise routine is one of the best things you can do for your health. Whether it’s for weight loss, managing chronic illness like diabetes and heart disease, or helping with pain, exercise can help. But if you're just starting out with exercise, make sure you're not making these four mistakes.

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Type 1 vs type 2 diabetes - what's the difference? teaser
18/05/2017
Diabetes is a condition whereby the body has a problem controlling the amount of glucose in the blood. But what is the difference between type 1 and type 2? Read more
What is high blood pressure? teaser
10/04/2017
High Blood pressure (or hypertension) affects over 30% of the Australian population aged 18 years and older. Of these individuals, more than 68% are living with uncontrolled or unmanaged high blood pressure. 

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Chronic pain management: pacing teaser
3/04/2017
Chronic pain can make everyday tasks much more difficult. The key is pacing yourself.

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How to exercise for bone health teaser
23/03/2017
In Australia 1.2 million people have Osteoporosis and a further 6.3 million are known to have low bone density.  So, what can we do about it?


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7/03/2017
Dear Practices,

As you may be aware the funding for Tier 1 Access to Allied Psychological Services (ATAPS) will cease effective 31st March 2017 and be replaced by alternative mental health models commissioned by the WA Primary Health Alliance (WAPHA). It is our understanding that WAPHA will engage with you directly in relation to any new referral pathways or models of care. Read more
Should you quit sugar? teaser
28/02/2017
There has been a lot of hype over sugar in recent times, so it’s a good time to have a chat about what sugar is and how much we should have. 

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What is asthma and how do we control it? teaser
16/02/2017
Asthma is an inflammatory condition of the airways. This results in the airways become tight, the lining swells and phlegm is produced. This makes it hard to breathe at times and can be life threatening. 


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Don't be blinded by diabetic eye disease teaser
16/02/2017
Eye disease is one of the most common complications of diabetes. Almost everyone with type 1 diabetes and more than 60% of those with type 2 diabetes will develop some form of diabetic eye disease within the first 20 years after being diagnosed with diabetes. 


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Untangling the effects of trauma teaser
3/02/2017
Have you experienced trauma? The effects of trauma are different for everyone, but they can be long lasting. There are some ways you can help your recovery and reduce the effects.

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Legumes: The underrated staple teaser
3/02/2017
Legumes have a very high nutritional value, but are often forgotten from people's diet. So, what's so good about them and how can we eat more of them?

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Carnarvon community comes together for great food teaser
23/01/2017
Our dietetics team in Geraldton have been busy for the last year, working with members of the Carnarvon Aboriginal community to create healthy, homemade meals using fresh local ingredients.  Read more
What does depression look like? teaser
23/01/2017
Feeling sad, down or low from time to time is something we all experience. However for some, these feelings may be very strong, last for long periods of time and be hard to bounce back from. 

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Improving the outcomes of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander clients through partnerships teaser
19/01/2017
360 Health + Community (360) are pleased to announce they have entered a partnership with the team at Moorditj Koort – a local community-run Aboriginal health and wellness centre – to deliver the Integrated Team Care (ITC) service in Perth north-east and south-west. 
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How to exercise with chronic pain teaser
19/01/2017
Do you suffer from chronic pain? Is it restricting you from being able to complete exercise or everyday activities? Check out these tips for exercising with chronic pain.



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What's the best type of exercise for weight loss? teaser
4/01/2017
Exercise is good for weight loss (and more), that we can all agree on.  But what is the best type of exercise for shedding the kilos?  Is it High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT)? Maybe running? Or should you try yoga?  We are always on the hunt for the answer to obesity, but the answer may not be a clear cut as you would like. Let’s look into some common forms of exercise.

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Why do we need sleep? teaser
28/12/2016
Sleep is important as it allows us to be efficient, productive, emotionally stable, and mentally sharp and have a lot of energy to get through each day well. Here are some tips to help you get better sleep.

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22/12/2016
Dear Doctors,
I’m writing to inform you of changes to the Commonwealth funding for Access to Allied Psychological Services (ATAPS) and Mental Health Services Rural and Remote Access (MHSRRA) that may affect patients you have recently referred.

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22/12/2016
We are thrilled to announce that 360 Health + Community has been successful in securing ITC funding to continue services in Perth North East, Rockingham and Kwinana, as well as now servicing the Fremantle area.

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How can exercise help with anxiety? teaser
22/12/2016
Anxiety is one of the most common mental health difficulties in Australia, with approximately one quarter of the population reporting experiences of anxiety across a lifetime. Anxiety can feel overwhelming and impact on both our physical and emotional health. When consumed with worry, it may be difficult to sleep, concentrate, and complete day to day activities. 


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Self compassion teaser
16/12/2016
"You can search throughout the entire universe for someone who is more deserving of your love and affection than you are yourself, and that person is not to be found anywhere. You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe deserve your love and affection."  - Buddha

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Stay healthy this festive season teaser
2/12/2016
It's the season of indulgence, but that doesn't mean your health has to come second. Follow these simple tips to ensure you don't lose track of your health goals this festive season.

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Can you drink alcohol if you have diabetes? teaser
25/11/2016
It’s that time of year and the calendar is filling up with lunches, work parties and celebrations. So if you have type 2 diabetes, is it safe to have a few drinks to celebrate the festive season? The answer is, well, there is no simple answer! It all depends on how much you drink and what else you consume.

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World Diabetes Day 2016 teaser
11/11/2016
November 14th is World Diabetes Day. The theme this year is ‘Eyes on Diabetes’ to promote the importance of screening to ensure early diagnosis of type 2 diabetes and treatment to reduce the risk of serious complications. 

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How do we eat more mindfully? teaser
10/11/2016
Are you familiar with the feeling of overeating? Do you eat everything on your plate, regardless of whether you’re still hungry? Becoming more aware of and responsive to hunger and fullness signals is key to a healthy and mindful way of eating. 

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Health facts vs fiction teaser
4/11/2016
You've probably heard a lot of 'facts' about various areas of health that you should follow. How do you know what's true and what's not? Let's take a look at some of them and bust some myths!

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Put sleep apnoea to rest teaser
24/10/2016
Feeling tired during the day? Experiencing low energy or irritability? Getting constantly nudged by your bed partner to roll over because you’re snoring so loudly that you’re waking up the neighbourhood? You could be experiencing symptoms of obstructive sleep apnoea.

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Is your metabolism really to blame? teaser
19/10/2016
Our metabolism is often the first to be blamed for weight gain or for an inability to shed kilos. First of all, to be able to determine whether or not your metabolism is affecting your ability to lose weight, you need to know what a metabolism is and how it can play a role. So what is a metabolism?
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How 360 is working to join our disconnected health system teaser
14/10/2016
​Paul Hersey - 360 Health + Community CEO

Having worked across different health systems around the world, I believe the one we have in Australia is one of the best. I also believe most of the complaints levelled against it aren’t because the system is fundamentally broken – it’s because it is disconnected, with nobody funded or wholly accountable to support the patient journey across multiple systems and funders.

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The ABCs of diabetes management teaser
5/10/2016
If you have diabetes, it's important you undertake measures to control it and avoid complications such as nerve and blood vessel damage or increased risk of heart attack or stroke. The ABCs of diabetes care outline the areas where you should aim to meet specific targets in order to remain on top of diabetes. 

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The 'third space': what is the human psyche? teaser
28/09/2016
"The human spirit is stronger than anything that can happen to it" - What does this mean? How do we often overcome all odds in our environment and come out on top? It's all to do with the human psyche, and how its capacity can help us get through some extremely tough times.

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We're a finalist in the AIM Pinnacle Awards - Emerging Business Excellence teaser
27/09/2016
We're thrilled to have been selected as a finalist in the Australian Institute of Management Pinnacle Awards - Emerging Business Excellence! 

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Vertigo and the inner ear teaser
7/09/2016
We’ve all experienced situations of vertigo (when the room spins around us) or dizziness when we change head positions or stand up too quickly. In most people they subside quickly and we don’t think about them again, however if they are repetitive and causing problems, it’s possible you may have Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV), a common disorder of the inner ear. 

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Getting
31/08/2016
Chances are most of us will experience lower back pain (LBP) at some point in our life, with over 3 million Australians suffering at any given time. With a range of treatment options such as massage, acupuncture, pain medication, injections and surgery it is easy to forget that one of the most basic treatments, exercise, can play a massive role, even though the pain may make it the last thing you want to do.


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Are you getting enough fibre? teaser
25/08/2016
Dietary fibre helps keep our digestive system healthy and is vital for our overall wellbeing. So what is fibre, and where do we find it? Read more
Untangling the effects of complex trauma teaser
19/08/2016
In adult life everyone struggles to some extent, sometimes traumatically, but for many of us this also occurs at the developmentally vulnerable time of childhood. When this involves a repeated loss or abuse of trust, we have a situation of complex trauma.


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Tickets now on sale for headspace Fremantle gala teaser
15/08/2016
headspace Fremantle presents an Outback Fusion fundraising gala on the 17th September.
Featuring amazing food, comedy and entertainment, this is one event not to be missed!
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It's time to talk about COPD teaser
9/08/2016
COPD is an umbrella term for a number of lung diseases, including emphysema, chronic bronchitis and chronic asthma, which aren’t fully reversible and currently have no cure. 

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Are you at risk of type 2 diabetes? teaser
20/07/2016
You’ve probably heard a lot in the media about the “obesity epidemic “and the increasing incidence of type 2 diabetes.  In Australia around 1.7 million people have diabetes and type 2 accounts for over 85% of all cases, making it by far the most prevalent.  So, what factors might increase your risk? 

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The Paleo Diet  teaser
13/07/2016
Is Paleo the way to go? What is it really, and are we actually eating like they did in the Paleolithic period?

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Depression & Exercise teaser
11/07/2016
Depression is a concerning and growing condition that can greatly affect an individual’s quality of life. It’s typically managed in primary care by pharmacology and psychological interventions, however the practice of engaging in exercise as a form of treatment is only relatively new.   


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3 ways to eat your way to a healthy heart teaser
7/07/2016
Heart disease is the leading cause of death for Australian men and women, but many of these deaths could be prevented by making lifestyle changes. Healthy eating can have a significant positive impact on blood pressure and cholesterol as well as helping to maintain a healthy weight and giving us the energy to be more active. 


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Diabetes: Busting the myths teaser
29/06/2016
If you've been diagnosed with diabetes, there is a lot of information out there to sift through to understand how to best manage it. Take a look at these top 10 myths about diabetes - and the truths behind them.

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What's in your child's lunchbox? teaser
27/06/2016
It’s the age old question: what healthy snacks should I pack for my children? The many factors such as likes and dislikes, school policies, time, nutrition, variety, logistics and budget can make our choices very limited. 

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The role of the mind in illness teaser
21/06/2016
You feel sick and in pain and go to your GP for a remedy or at least an explanation, and there is none. Perhaps you’ve been to a specialist and had multiple tests to see what’s wrong, but they all come back negative. People tell you it’s “all in your head” but you know it’s real. What’s going on? 

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Goal Setting & Action Planning teaser
14/06/2016
When we set ourselves goals it can sometimes be overwhelming to think about all the things we need to do to reach a goal. This may make it difficult to get motivated. Action planning can help us to reach our goals by breaking it down into achievable steps.
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The non-diet approach teaser
8/06/2016
The dieting industry has skyrocketed in recent years, with increased pressure to count calories, cut out this and that or just flat out starve yourself. It's time for a new approach.

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Put your best foot forward teaser
31/05/2016
As a person living with diabetes there are increased risks of complications affecting our feet. Prolonged high blood glucose levels may lead to poor blood circulation to your feet (peripheral vascular disease) and nerve damage (peripheral neuropathy).
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How can we better manage anxiety? teaser
31/05/2016
Anxiety is part and parcel of the human condition. We all exhibit anxiety to a greater or lesser extent, and low levels actually assist us to be ‘on the ball’ so we can perform well. Problems arise when anxiety becomes unmanageable. Given how many people experience high levels of anxiety, it is not surprising that anxiety is reported to be the most common of all mental health conditions. What may be less obvious is the fact that it may also behind many unexplained medical conditions. 

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Keep up your exercise motivation teaser
24/05/2016
Are you having problems staying motivated to exercise? The motivation may become harder to keep during winter, so let’s have at some ways to keep us on track.

We are constantly exposed to the benefits of exercise, and we know how important it is to keep us healthy, but the ‘doing it’ is often the hardest part. 

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How to avoid that winter weight gain teaser
18/05/2016
It’s not uncommon for us to want to seek warmth and comfort from food when the temperature drops and usually a salad doesn’t quite cut it. Unfortunately these hearty foods can often be high in calories and can lead to unwanted weight gain. 

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5 tips to manage your diabetes teaser
4/05/2016
A diagnosis of diabetes often leads to confusion - there’s a lot of conflicting information floating around about what you can do to manage it. It can be hard to know where to start! Here is a simple list of things you can begin to do today to improve your health and enjoy your life.

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Depression - What's actually going on? teaser
27/04/2016
We all get down from time to time. Relationships can throw up challenges, work life can get on top of us or grief can turn our life upside-down – there are many ways it can happen and a lot of them can lead to what looks like depression, or even turn into depression, but in themselves they aren’t. 

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Free lung screening in Geraldton teaser
6/04/2016
With winter approaching we’re all bound to end up with a cough at some point – but if you’re a current smoker, ex-smoker or someone who has worked in smoky or polluted environments, it’s now easy to make sure that cough is a winter lurgy and nothing more.

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Banana Raspberry and Walnut Loaf teaser
30/03/2016

Looking for a tasty treat that ticks all the right boxes? Why not try and throw this together?

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Avoiding Work Burnout teaser
2/03/2016
  • Do you drag yourself to work and have trouble getting started once you arrive?
  • Have you become irritable or impatient with co-workers, customers or clients?
  • Do you lack the energy to be consistently productive?
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Meet Your Kidneys teaser
25/02/2016

They are often underrated, in fact most of us hardly think about them, but they are so vital to the daily workings of the body. They clean your blood, working hard 24/7 as tireless, highly technical recycling and waste disposal units that hardly ever complain. In fact, less than 10% of people with Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) are even aware they have it. 
 

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How to be Portion Smart teaser
13/01/2016

Healthy Living and Condition Support

When it comes to losing weight and then keeping it off long term, it all comes down to portion sizes. Here are some ways on how you can practise portion control.

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