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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. 

Budget

Mental health scores unprecedented budget spend

Maggie Coggan, Thursday, 8th October 2020 -  But advocates say the government missed the mark on delivering the recommendations of the Productivity Commission’s inquiry into mental health 

Youth matters

How we can improve mental health services for CALD communities and young people

Sammy Huynh, Thursday, 3rd September 2020 -  Sammy Huynh reflects on the gaps she sees for CALD communities and young people as a young social worker.

‘We’re experiencing a growing mental health crisis. We need more innovative solutions.’

Wendy Williams, Monday, 24th August 2020 -  Campaigners believe using psychedelic medicines – including magic mushrooms and MDMA – to treat mental illnesses could be life changing.
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