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Dismay Over Sydney Children’s Hospital Psychiatric Ward Closure

The Sydney Children’s Hospital, Randwick, has closed its psychiatric ward as the number of children seeking treatment for serious mental illnesses continues to rise. The dedicated psychiatric unit stopped admitting children and young adolescents on January 25 after the latest consultant psychiatrist resigned, Fairfax Media has learnt. So far four children have been affected, but [...]

By |2018-02-26T17:02:20+11:00February 26th, 2018|Categories: Mental Illness|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Sydney Hospital Using Emoji Boards to Help Children Express Their Emotions

When you are feeling sick but have no idea how to explain it in words, sometimes an emoji is all you need to get the message across. And that's the tool patients at the Sydney Children's Hospital in Randwick are using to communicate to nurses and other medical staff every day. In August the hospital [...]

By |2017-10-06T12:18:03+11:00October 6th, 2017|Categories: Mental Health & Wellbeing|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Virtual Reality Goggles Used To Ease Anxiety

In a WA-first, virtual reality goggles are helping children feel less anxious when they have blood tests and other painful procedures. The technology is being used as a pilot program at St John of God Health Care hospitals and takes children on an underwater adventure to distract them. St John of God Health Care group [...]

By |2017-09-29T14:11:22+10:00September 29th, 2017|Categories: Anxiety, Mental Health & Wellbeing|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments