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24.01.2020

Liverpool Innovation Precinct will turn ideas into reality

Imagine a place where people in South West Sydney come together to talk about their ideas: a place that harnesses their knowledge and experience with the ultimate aim of generating innovation. And most importantly, a place where the goal of innovation is to improve the health of the local community and beyond. This “place” is…

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17.01.2020

Campbelltown to receive its own medical research centre

Campbelltown’s most pressing health conditions will form the basis of research at the newly-announced Macarthur Medical Research Centre. Western Sydney University welcomed a generous donation from the Lang Walker Family who will contribute up to $26 million to the university towards building the research centre. Housing researchers from foundational partners including South Western Sydney Local…

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06.12.2019

SAFEWARDS: Improving safety in mental health wards

Working in a mental health inpatient unit can be challenging. Faced with conflict, distress and even aggression, staff sometimes need to use methods such as transferring patients to a more secure unit, restraint or seclusion. However, the implementation of the research-based SAFEWARDS program aims to reduce the use of these methods to make mental health…

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06.12.2019

Helen Goldsmith: Helping nurses in research

Nurses have many competing demands. From the moment their shift begins to when it’s time for handover, there are endless things to do and patients to care for. So, for many nurses, the thought of embarking on research is not only daunting but seemingly, almost impossible. This is where Dr Helen Goldsmith, Clinical Nurse Consultant…

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29.11.2019

Not all exercise is equal when it comes to mental health

Researchers from Western Sydney University and Deakin University are calling for new global physical activity guidelines to ensure they effectively address mental health. In their paper, “Do we need physical activity guidelines for mental health: What does the evidence tell us?” researchers found that some types of physical activities are better for mental health than…

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