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New report uncovers COVID-19 mental health toll on NFP sector

Luke Michael, Monday, 10th August 2020 -  Many leaders say they feel incredibly anxious, fearful and unprepared for this level of disaster   

Calls for better mental health response to COVID-19

Luke Michael, Wednesday, 8th July 2020 -  New research shows the mental health impacts of the pandemic are far reaching

COVID-19 and the impacts on mental health

Andrew Cairns, Thursday, 28th May 2020 -  With the pandemic bringing significant mental health challenges, it is important we support each other and remember we are in this together, writes Community Sector Banking CEO Andrew Cairns.

Physically, not socially distant

Maggie Coggan, Thursday, 2nd April 2020 -  “Through our connected strength we will come out the other side stronger,” chair of the Mental Health Commission says.  

Private inquiry for veteran suicide announced

Maggie Coggan, Thursday, 6th February 2020 -  Advocates hope the new commissioner will bring comfort to struggling veterans 

Opinion

To really fix Victoria’s mental health system, we’ll need to bridge the state/Commonwealth divide

Contributor, Tuesday, 3rd December 2019 -  The Victorian government has pledged to adopt all recommendations made in the interim report of the state’s mental health royal commission, writes Professor Anthony Jorm, Emeritus Professor at the University of Melbourne.

Drought assistance not a sufficient prescription for rural mental health

Andrew Cairns, Thursday, 14th November 2019 -  One-off measures that only address financial implications will hardly be a long-term solution for the growing intensity and range of challenges facing rural communities, writes Andrew Cairns.

Mental health system failing vulnerable Aussies

Luke Michael, Friday, 1st November 2019 -  The Productivity Commission estimates mental illness and suicide is costing Australia up to $180 billion a year 

Youth mental health crisis: Do healthcare workers need more training?

Contributor, Thursday, 31st October 2019 -  Year on year, Australian youth are reporting increasing levels of psychological distress. Do healthcare professionals need more training to help tackle this crisis? 

Poor mental health in teens skyrockets

Maggie Coggan, Wednesday, 23rd October 2019 -  New research from Mission Australia has found mental health problems in young people is rapidly on the rise
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