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YOUNG people in Maryborough will have easier access to medical advice and health support as the Doctors in Secondary Schools program extends to the region.

A doctor and nurse will attend Maryborough Education Centre one day each week to help young people identify health problems early, including mental health.

YOUNG people in Maryborough will have easier access to medical advice and health support as the Doctors in Secondary Schools program extends to the region.

A doctor and nurse will attend Maryborough Education Centre one day each week to help young people identify health problems early, including mental health.

Students at Maryborough Education Centre now have direct access to a General Practitioner and nurse one day a week as part of the Doctors in Schools Program.

A new trial from Deakin University and Barwon Health will examine how yoga could be used to complement traditional psychological treatments for people with depression and anxiety.

Researchers are now recruiting for the Geelong-based trial, which will bring together a unique combination of mental health professionals, researchers and yoga teachers to monitor the effects of the multi-pronged treatment approach.

All Victorian pharmacists are being urged to complete online training for the state’s new real-time monitoring system, SafeScript, which starts rolling out in six weeks.

The training covers how to use SafeScript, the safe supply of high-risk medicines and “respectful communication” to discuss medicine dependence.