Sorting it Out With Psychology Experts
It is natural to experience high points and low points throughout life but when there is a build-up of anxiety, stress, depression and otherwise, it is important to seek support. Dr Jamie Cox has worked as a consulting Psychologist
in a private Parkes practise for more than 10 years. His academic career in psychological research and university teaching lends confidence and comfort towards his skills and experience.
He also has expertise regarding accurate diagnosis and treatment of a wide range of personal issues such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), depression, anxiety disorders, mood and motivation difficulties, stress management, loss and grief, phobias, behavioural health management and ADHD. Dr Cox can also offer assistance to school students suffering performance anxiety prior to exam periods like the HSC. To make an appointment or find out more information about the services Dr Cox provides, phone 6863 5013.
New Face at Western NSW Primary Health Network
Dr Tim Smyth, MBBS, LLB, MBA has been appointed to the position of Independent Chair of the Company Western NSW Primary Health Network (WPHN). With a deep understanding of government, public administration and compliance, and degrees in medicine, law and business administration, Dr Smyth is a widely experienced Board Director with extensive strategic and operational experience across all levels of the health system.
“Tim has a strong understanding of the Australian health care system and its structures, funding and relationships, and has a keen interest in Aboriginal Health throughout his career,” said Interim WPHN Chair Saranne Cooke.
“I am excited by the opportunity to work with a great team at Western NSW PGN and with GPs, allied health and Aboriginal health workers, health service and community partners to strengthen primary health care services
in Western NSW,” Dr Smyth said.
If you know anyone who has needed an organ transplant or replacement tissue, you will recognise the importance of raising awareness to promote organ and tissue donation. There is never a better time than right now to have the conversation that could possible save somebody’s life. “Family discussion around donation decisions is vital,” says Donation Specialist Sonia Braithwaite. “The majority of families say that having discussed and knowing the donation
decision of their loved one made it much easier to support donation proceeding if that is their wish.”
Only around 1% of people die in hospital in the specific circumstances where organ donation is possible. However, many more people can become eye and tissue donors as tissues can be donated up to 24 hours after death regardless of where the death occurred. “While the possibility of organ donation is quite small, one organ and tissue donor can transform the lives of 10 or more people,” Ms Braithwaite said. People can register their decision on the Australian Organ Donor Registry. For more information visit www.donatelife.gov.au