Wellbeing

Beyond medication: Doctors embracing runs for health

More people are now looking at alternative ways of healing besides medication. A phenomenon called Social prescribing is a prescription for things beyond medicine, like going for a walk or getting help with finances, to improve health. This approach is gaining support worldwide, focusing on individual needs and building community connections for better health. Image: …

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Advocates call for national wellbeing framework to address poverty

The Albanese government has released Australia’s inaugural national wellbeing framework, ‘Measuring What Matters.’  The framework includes 50 key indicators and aims to track societal and economic progress more effectively. Themes of Healthy, Secure, Sustainable, Cohesive and Prosperous underpin the framework, which will be in addition to more traditional measurements like GDP, employment, and inflation.  The …

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World Refugee Day shines light on refugee community well-being

June 20th marked Would Refugee Day, a time to celebrate and honour people refugees but also shine a light towards the importance of healthcare. The Royal Australia College for General Practitioners emphasise the importance of prioritising the health and well-being of refugees and asylum seekers in Australia, urging for collaborative efforts and increased awareness of …

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