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To stay well this winter, get your influenza (flu) shot as soon as possible and keep your COVID vaccinations up to date. Victorian health alerts. 5 Aug 2022 Health warning on monkeypox. 17 Jun 2022 New measles case in Victoria. 15 Jun 2022 Testing for …

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Mental health relates to the cognitive, social and emotional wellbeing of individuals, and their families, carers and supporters. Good mental health is a state of overall wellbeing which includes social and emotional wellbeing, not just the absence of mental health challenges. Achieving and maintaining wellbeing is an ongoing process, which may

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Regular health checks

Regular health checks can identify any early signs of health issues. When you have a health check, your doctor will talk with you about your medical history, your family’s history of disease and your lifestyle, including your diet, weight, physical activity, alcohol use and whether you smoke. Your doctor may include a general health check

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Understanding health insurance

While particular health insurance policies differ, some of the common benefits of private health insurance include: your choice of hospital. your choice of doctor or specialist. shorter waiting periods for elective surgery (in some circumstances) physiotherapy. dental cover. ambulance cover. The costs that are covered by your health insurance

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Sexuality explained

Sexuality is about your sexual feelings, thoughts, attractions and behaviours towards other people. You can find other people physically, sexually or emotionally attractive, and all those things are a part of your sexuality. Sexuality is diverse and personal, and it …

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Assessments and evaluations for mental illness treatment

A mental health assessment is designed to: diagnose mental health conditions such as anxiety, depression, schizophrenia, postnatal depression, eating disorders and psychotic illnesses. differentiate between mental and physical health problems. assess a person referred because of problems at school, work or home.

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Mental illness explained

Mental illness is a general term for a group of illnesses. A mental illness can be mild or severe, temporary or prolonged. Most mental illnesses can be treated. Mental illness can come and go throughout a person’s life. Some people experience their illness only once and fully recover. For others, it is prolonged and recurs over time.

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