The Banyans Health and Wellness believes education regarding mental health conditions and substance dependency is an important part of our mission.

We are prepared to speak out to promote awareness and to encourage those who need it to seek help.

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The Banyans Chief Psychologist, Peter Hayton, speaks with Sky News about the link between exercise and mental health for Men’s Health Week.

Story published on June 10, 2023

The Banyans Managing Director, Ruth Limkin, speaks with Channel Seven on World Sleep Day to share some insights and practical advice to optimise our sleep.

Story published on March 17, 2023

The Banyans Healthcare Group thanks Melbourne Storm player Cameron Munster for the courage he has shown in sharing his story of health challenges and undergoing rehabilitation treatment with us.

Telling his story will help others to seek the help they need and further erode the stigma around these health issues.

Story published on December 12, 2021.

Thank you to HR Daily for this piece featuring The Banyans Dr. Christian Rowan (Specialist Physician in Addiction Medicine), which highlights the worrying trend that one-third of employees are now relying on substances like alcohol to self-medicate workplace stress.

Read the full article here.

Story published on November 18, 2022.

The Banyans Health and Wellness and The Banyans Medical Centre General Practitioner Dr Leanne Barron shared her insights in a 9Honey article about eating disorders in Australia.

Story published on February 24, 2022.

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Addiction Medicine Specialist and Chief Medical Officer of The Banyans Healthcare Group Dr Christian Rowan talks about how to tell if you are a high-functioning alcoholic and the long-term dangers of drinking beyond the recommended limit.

Story published on February 4, 2022.

The Banyans Healthcare Group released data showing a 140% increase in enquiries for chronic stress and burnout over the 12 months to November 2021. CEO Ruth Limkin explained to The Courier-Mail that 65% of these enquiries were from women and many also disclosed an increasing reliance on alcohol as a result of their stress.

Story published on December 13, 2021.

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Addiction Medicine Specialist Dr Christian Rowan writes for the Canberra Times about the difference between addiction and dependency and the warning signs of both.

Story published on November 30, 2021.

CEO Ruth Limkin, Clinical Director Peter Hayton, and Chief Medical Officer Dr Christian Rowan spoke with Christy Johns from Brisbane Online News and Brisbane’s Westside Community News to discuss how The Banyans Health Plus is providing treatment to women for COVID-led health challenges.

The stories were published on November 29, 2021.


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Dr Leanne Barron, General Practitioner with a special interest in eating disorders, spoke with The Courier-Mail about the increase in the number of mature-aged women seeking treatment for eating disorders and the possible reasons behind this surge.

Story published in The Courier-Mail on November 18, 2021.


Read The Courier-Mail’s October 2021 article ‘Queensland border reopening: Experts warn of rise in drug overdoses’,  which includes expert opinions from Addiction Medicine Specialist Dr Christian Rowan and CEO Ruth Limkin.

Story published on October 25, 2021.

Watch the June 2021 Sky News documentary “Australia’s Cocaine Crisis” with Peter Stefanovic and featuring The Banyans Health and Wellness.