Helen Wilding

Helen Wilding
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Introduction
I am a senior research librarian specialising in mental health and wellbeing. I am passionate about improving communication, psycho-education, self efficacy and partnerships between individuals, health staff and services. I aim to empower people through providing access to reputable information and communicating fresh viewpoints in an innovative and creative way which often includes visual imagery.
Additional affiliations
February 2015 - December 2018
St. Vincent's Hospital Melbourne
Position
  • Designer
August 2005 - present
St. Vincent's Hospital Melbourne
Position
  • Librarian

Publications

Publications (59)
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Journal of Participatory Medicine 2019;11(1):e11474. Background: When health service providers (HSP) plan to develop electronic health (eHealth) resources for health service users (HSU), the latter’s involvement is essential. Typically, however, HSP, HSU, and technology developers engaged to produce the resources lack expertise in participatory de...
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Background & aims: Strictures are the commonest complication in Crohn's disease. Surgery and endoscopic dilation are the mainstays of treatment, while drug therapy has often been considered contra-indicated. The benefit of non-surgical treatments, particularly drug and endoscopic therapy, need to be defined. Methods: PubMed (MEDLINE), Embase, Em...
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Objective: To explore whether placebo surgery controlled trials achieve what they set out to do by investigating discrepancy between projected and actual aspects of trials identified through systematic review methods. Summary background: Interest in placebo surgery controlled trials is growing in response to concerns regarding unnecessary surger...
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Background Family carers are vital in the management and delivery of home-based palliative care. Decision-makers need to know what the most commonly expressed unmet needs of family carers are to target available support services. Aim To identify the most commonly expressed needs of family carers of people with an advanced disease, assess the quali...
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Disordered eating, or abnormal eating behaviours that do not meet the criteria for an independent eating disorder, have been reported among people with schizophrenia. We aimed to systematically review literature on disordered eating among people with schizophrenia spectrum disorder (SSD). Seven databases were systematically searched for studies tha...
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This systematic review and meta-analysis examined the efficacy of psychotherapy on symptoms of functional dyspepsia, anxiety, depression and quality of life. We searched Medline, Embase, PsycINFO, Emcare, Ovid Nursing, CINAHL, Cochrane Library, Informit Health Collection and ClinicalTrials.gov on 2 July 2021. Randomised controlled trials that compa...
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Background Anxiety disorders are highly prevalent and cause significant distress, disability, and cost. Medication adverse effects and interactions increase in mid-life and late-life, highlighting the need for effective non-pharmacological interventions. Objectives We aimed to evaluate the extent of evidence supporting exercise interventions for a...
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Background and aims Artificial intelligence (AI) technology is being evaluated for its potential to improve colonoscopic assessment of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), particularly with computer-aided image classifiers. This review evaluates the clinical application and diagnostic test accuracy (DTA) of AI algorithms in colonoscopy for IBD. Method...
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Psychological distress is often observed in patients with gastrointestinal illness. To date, there has been limited research conducted to assess the prevalence and impact of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in gastrointestinal cohorts. The aim of this systematic review is to review the evidence for the prevalence of PTSD in gastrointestinal co...
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Background: Autonomic nervous system (ANS) dysfunction has been suggested to contribute to the high prevalence of cardiovascular complications in individuals with anorexia nervosa (AN), yet has not been thoroughly investigated. The current review aimed to synthesize the evidence of basal ANS function in individuals with a current diagnosis of AN an...
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Background Individuals living with coeliac disease generally experience a remission of symptoms after adopting the gluten-free diet, but often report substantial treatment burden and ongoing quality of life issues. Psychosocial factors have been suggested to play a significant role in post-diagnosis quality of life but have yet to be systematically...
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Background and aims The aim of this paper was to undertake a systematic review of the research utilizing the Common Sense Model (CSM) involving IBD cohorts to explain the psychosocial processes, including illness perceptions and coping styles, that underpin patient reported outcomes (PROs) - psychological distress (PD) and quality of life (QoL). M...
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Background and objective: There is evidence that opioid initiation post-surgery is contributing to the problem of chronic misuse and/or abuse of over the counter medications in the community, and that orthopedic patients may be particularly at risk. The aim of the systematic review with meta-analysis was to identify research that examined opioid u...
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Objective: Evaluate the efficacy of Collaborative Assessment and Management of Suicidality (CAMS) in managing suicide risk and deliberate self-harm in adults. Methods: Ten databases were searched for publications referring to CAMS or the Suicide Status Form. Results were evaluated by two reviewers. Results: Limited evidence that CAMS is effective i...
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BACKGROUND When health service providers (HSP) plan to develop electronic health (eHealth) resources for health service users (HSU), the latter’s involvement is essential. Typically, however, HSP, HSU, and technology developers engaged to produce the resources lack expertise in participatory design methodologies suited to the eHealth context. Furth...
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Cannabinoids have an emerging evidence base as an effective treatment option in a number of medical conditions, including anorexia and intractable vomiting. It is well known that patients with schizophrenia are more likely to use cannabis; it has also been argued that this could be a way of self-treating adverse side effects (secondary to an-tipsyc...
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Background There has been burgeoning interest in quality of life (QoL) in inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) in recent decades, with hundreds of studies each year now assessing this outcome. This paper is part 2 of a systematic review evaluating 5 key QoL comparisons within IBD states and relative to others without IBD. Part 1 examined QoL comparing...
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Background Quality of life (QoL) is commonly assessed in inflammatory bowel disease (IBD); the relationship of QoL within IBD states and relative to others has not been comprehensively evaluated. This systematic review, published across 2 papers, evaluates 5 key QoL comparisons. Part I, presented here, examines between-disease comparisons: (1) IBD/...
Presentation
Aim: Foodservice interventions are an integral part of nutrition care for patients with cancer. This systematic review aimed to determine the effect of foodservice interventions across a range of nutritional outcomes and satisfaction of hospitalised and ambulatory adult patients with cancer. Method: The review protocol was registered with PROSPERO...
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Aim: Foodservice interventions are an integral part of nutrition care for patients with cancer. This systematic review aimed to determine the effect of foodservice interventions across a range of nutritional outcomes and satisfaction of hospitalised and ambulatory adult patients with cancer. Method: The review protocol was registered with PROSPERO...
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The Optimal Health Program was originally created to meet the needs of people with a severe mental illness, but was subsequently expanded to include the general community with a focus on wellbeing rather than illness. In 2012 the program was redesigned in collaboration with key stakeholders including consumer and educator perspectives. The framewor...
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Aim: An understanding of effective foodservice interventions on nutrition outcomes in adult patients with cancer is required to support clinical decision making. This systematic review aimed to determine the effect of foodservice interventions across a range of nutritional outcomes and satisfaction of hospitalised and ambulatory adult oncology pat...
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The Caring Together Art Journal Project (caringtogetherproject.com) is a cost recovery social enterprise founded in 2009. It uses a collection of stories and illustrations to explain different viewpoints, share coping strategies, support practitioners to work with families and inspire change. The Project aims to answer these questions: How does it...
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The Optimal Health Program was originally created from significant research within mental health and then expanded to include the general community with a focus on wellbeing rather than illness. In 2012 the program was redesigned in collaboration with key stakeholders including consumer and educator perspectives. The framework for the redesign incl...
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Treatment for body dysmorphic disorder (BDD) often involves a combination of psychological and pharmacological interventions. However, only a small number of randomised controlled trials (RCTs) have been undertaken examining the efficacy of different therapeutic interventions. The aim of this study was to systematically review the RCTs involving ps...
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Search strategies using a combination of database specific subject headings and text words and phrases. Databases searched: Ovid MEDLINE(R) Epub Ahead of Print, In-Process & Other Non-Indexed Citations, Ovid MEDLINE(R) Daily and Ovid MEDLINE(R) 1946 to Present; PsycINFO (Ovid) 1806 to June Week 5 2016; CINAHL Plus with full text (EBSCOhost); EMBASE...
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The increased rate of fractures associated with epilepsy has been long recognised but remains incompletely understood. Study quality and study results have varied, with some but not all studies showing bone diseases including osteoporosis and/or osteomalacia, and a high prevalence of vitamin D insufficiency and deficiency are also noted. Falls risk...
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Helen has job shared at St Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne as a research librarian for over 10 years. During that time she has also practiced as an artist (http://helenwildingart.com), created a website to improve communication between mental health carers and services called the Caring Together Art Journal Project (https://caringtogetherproject.com)...
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The aim of this study is to systematically review the literature that explored the association between smoking and suicidal risk among those with serious mental illness and to estimate the risk of suicidal behaviors attributable to smoking among this patient group. Multiple databases (CINAHL, PsycINFO, EMBASE, Informit Health Collection and the Coc...
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The Optimal Health Program (OHP) has been developed over the last 15 years as a wellbeing program specifically based in mental health. In the last 5 years it has transitioned to a wider audience enabling a holistic conversation about mental wellbeing no matter what the forum. This breaks down barriers, promotes early intervention and normalises con...
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The Optimal Health Program (OHP) is the result of years of research which builds on an individual’s strengths and promotes self-efficacy and hope. OHP can be conducted as a group or individually by trained people over a number of weeks. It explores the domains of wellbeing and what this means to a wide audience who may include consumers, carers or...
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Introducing a new artistic direction for the Optimal Health Program using colourful artwork and video to explain concepts around personal recovery and wellbeing. This presentation explained the history behind Helen’s involvement with the Optimal Health Program and suggested ways in which art and imagery might be used to simplify difficult concepts...
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The mental health specialist role was introduced by St Vincent’s Hospital Library Service in November 2012. It aimed to raise awareness and uptake of the library’s specialist research services and to improve interdisciplinary and interdepartmental collaboration. Statistics on library services used by mental health staff were collected and compared...
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The mental health specialist role was introduced by St Vincent’s Hospital Library Service in November 2012. It aimed to raise awareness and uptake of the library’s specialist research services and to improve interdisciplinary and interdepartmental collaboration. Statistics on library services used by mental health staff were collected and compared...
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The specialist librarian model was introduced in November 2012 with a trial in Mental Health. It aimed to raise awareness of the library’s research services and to improve interdisciplinary collaboration. Statistics on services used by mental health staff were compared for 12 months before and after the role was introduced. Statistics showed large...
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The specialist librarian model was introduced in November 2012 with a trial in Mental Health. It aimed to raise awareness of the library’s research services and to improve interdisciplinary collaboration. Statistics on services used by mental health staff were compared for 12 months before and after the role was introduced. Statistics showed large...
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The mental health specialist role was introduced by St Vincent’s Hospital Library Service in November 2012. It aimed to raise awareness and uptake of the library’s specialist research services and to improve interdisciplinary and interdepartmental collaboration. Statistics on library services used by mental health staff were collected and compared...
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The mental health specialist role was introduced by St Vincent’s Hospital Library Service in November 2012. It aimed to raise awareness and uptake of the library’s specialist research services and to improve interdisciplinary and interdepartmental collaboration. Statistics on library services used by mental health staff were collected and compared...
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The mental health specialist librarian role was introduced by St Vincent's Hospital Library Service in November 2012. It aimed to raise awareness and uptake of the library's specialist research services and to improve interdisciplinary and interdepartmental collaboration. Results far surpassed expectations, demonstrating that the specialist role ha...
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Mind Australia’s Family & Carer Inclusion Policy provides clear guidelines for the organisation in terms of how to effectively involve families and carers in the provision of recovery-oriented services with clients. This presentation provides an example of how this policy has been implemented at a service level, with positive outcomes for families,...
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Acknowledging a need for a more pro-active approach to marketing library services, library staff at St Vincent’s Melbourne decided to implement subject specialist liaison roles. Helen will talk about the process of introducing herself as a mental health subject specialist, including joining the hospital’s active mental health research group, accept...
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Caring for someone with a mental illness can be an exhausting, confusing and overwhelming experience - but one that truly is a labour of love. It is a difficult thing to talk about - even to friends and family. It can make you feel out of your depth and terribly lost and alone. As a carer, Helen coped by unloading her emotions into her drawings and...
Poster
Mind Australia’s Family & Carer Inclusion Policy provides clear guidelines for the organisation in terms of how to effectively involve families and carers in the provision of recovery-oriented services with clients. This presentation will provide an example of how this policy has been implemented at a service level, with positive outcomes for famil...
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Two innovative training resources for clinicians working with families and carers come together to share the lived experience of caring through storytelling, artwork and multimedia. Intangible (http://www.intangible.net.au), from the Far West of NSW, and the Caring Together Art Journal Project (http://caringtogetherproject.com), from Victoria, coll...
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Caring for someone with a mental illness can be an exhausting, confusing and overwhelming experience – but one that truly is a labour of love. It is a difficult thing to talk about – even to friends and family. It can make you feel out of your depth and terribly lost and alone. As a carer, Helen coped by unloading her emotions into her drawings and...
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An innovative new training resource for mental health clinicians working with families and carers, the Caring Together Art Journal Project presents the carer journey through a public mental health service using art journals, mind maps and narratives. Available online at http://caringtogetherproject.com, this is a family directed project promoting c...
Conference Paper
An innovative new training resource for mental health clinicians working with families and carers, the Caring Together Art Journal Project presents the carer journey through CAMHS using art journals, mind maps and narratives. Currently available online through http://caringtogetherproject.com, this is a family directed project promoting carer parti...
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What can we, as health librarians, do to help clinicians see patients as someone to meet, rather than just examine; as someone to talk to, who experiences firsthand the impact those symptoms have on his or her life? To see the whole person, and not just the condition?

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Systematic review of participatory methods involving health service users from the early development stage of electronic health resources.