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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” 

Budget

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 

Opinion

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.

Hot Topic

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. 

Why fundraising can create a perfect storm for mental health issues

Luke Michael, Friday, 26th February 2021 -  Fundraising leaders say COVID-19 has put mental health in the spotlight 

Pre-pandemic working conditions contribute to mass burnout and fatigue

Maggie Coggan, Tuesday, 1st December 2020 -  One in five NFP workers were not taking good care of themselves before the pandemic, new research shows  

Early survey insights reveal a social sector facing severe burnout

Luke Michael, Thursday, 22nd October 2020 -  Social sector organisations are being urged to participate in the sector-focused survey

‘Things need to change’: Widespread complex mental illness discrimination revealed

Maggie Coggan, Monday, 12th October 2020 -  A national program to change attitudes around complex mental illness is needed to ensure all Australians can live free from stigma, SANE Australia says. 
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