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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

Opinion

The public health issue that’s staring us in the face but being ignored

Tim Costello, Tuesday, 15th October 2019 -  Gambling is doing extreme harm in Australia. It is time for governments to start treating it as the public health issue it so clearly is, writes Rev Tim Costello AO, chief advocate for the Alliance for Gambling Reform.

NDIS issues putting a strain on the mental health system

Luke Michael, Tuesday, 24th September 2019 -  Australian governments must work together to ensure people with severe mental health issues who are ineligible for the National Disability Insurance Scheme can use psychosocial support services, the National Mental Health Commission says.

Resilience, mental health and masculinity – Talking Sticks national tour to transform the conversation

Contributor, Thursday, 25th July 2019 -  Crises can and do hit families all the time. In order to shine a light on what it truly takes to live, and love after loss, Talking Sticks is hosting Cameron and Sam Bloom, who will share their story and explain what kept their family together after
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