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Mental health measures aim high but miss crucial marks

Jonathan Alley, Wednesday, 30th March 2022 -  The government’s mental health commitments are wide-ranging, but fail to address some crucial areas.

Employee burnout on the rise

Nikki Stefanoff, Wednesday, 19th January 2022 -  “Structural and cultural shifts, not wellness initiatives, are needed to address the chronic workplace stress of burnout.”


Cross-sector collaboration is the missing piece in combatting miscarriage trauma

Samantha Payne, Thursday, 14th October 2021 -  Ahead of International Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day 2021, Samantha Payne, CEO and co-founder of Pink Elephants, reflects on the need for a concerted cross-sector push to eradicate the poor mental health outcomes associated with miscarria

Aussies back a national Suicide Prevention Act

Luke Michael, Monday, 6th September 2021 -  “We’ve seen how quickly COVID-19 cases can get out of hand and we need to have the same national policy focus and vigilance to stop suicide rates doing the same”

Australia’s first eating disorder recovery facility set to open on the Sunshine Coast

Nikki Stefanoff, Wednesday, 23rd June 2021 -  The Butterfly Foundation is opening the doors to Wandi Nerida, a purpose-built treatment facility for Australians living with an eating disorder 

Black Dog Institute launches Australia’s first Suicide Prevention Network

Nikki Stefanoff, Wednesday, 23rd June 2021 -  “The Suicide Prevention Network will be the go-to place for suicide prevention workforces to ask questions and tap into a broader network of professionals” 


Mental health budget reflects the struggle of the last 12 months

Nikki Stefanoff, Wednesday, 12th May 2021 -  Last night’s budget saw the largest ever mental health investment by a Commonwealth government

Why community-based services are vital for building mental health resilience

Luke Michael, Monday, 12th April 2021 -  A new report has explored COVID-19’s impact on people living with severe and enduring mental health issues 


One veteran on average dies by suicide every two weeks. This is what a royal commission needs to look at

Contributor, Tuesday, 23rd March 2021 -  There have been numerous inquiries into veteran suicide, mental health and combat trauma over the past 20 years – with little positive outcome, write Deborah Morris and Ben Wadham.

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Transforming mental health through lived experience

Contributor, Wednesday, 17th March 2021 -  By co-designing mental health care with people who have lived experience, researchers are aiming to rebuild Australia’s system, writes Associate Professor Victoria Palmer. 
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