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Getting comfy at work for a good cause

Luke Michael, Saturday, 22nd May 2021 -  The inaugural Wear Your Uggs Day is taking place on 1 June With COVID forcing many people to work from home last year, a more relaxed attire became standard. Now, Australians are being

Calls for Action as Youth Mental Illness on the Rise

Wendy Williams, Wednesday, 19th April 2017 -  More young Australians are in psychological distress than five years ago, according to new research which has prompted calls from not for profits for urgent action to stem rising

Indigenous ‘Shield’ to Prevent Youth Suicide

Wendy Williams, Tuesday, 4th April 2017 -  Indigenous elders have teamed up with cultural historians, technologists and a clinical psychologist to crowdfund a “groundbreaking” new app that aims to tackle youth suicide

Participants Called to Join Study for Best Practice Guidelines for Suicide Prevention

Wendy Williams, Wednesday, 11th January 2017 -  A groundbreaking new study is set to be carried out in a bid to develop a set of best practice guidelines for crisis care and suicide prevention. LifeSpan, an evidence-based approach

More Screen Time Than Family Time Charity Research Finds

Lina Caneva, Thursday, 11th August 2016 -  A new national survey from suicide prevention Not for Profit  R U OK? has revealed Australians spend more time watching their TV and computer screens each week than with their loved…

NAB Gives Back to NFPs

Wendy Williams, Wednesday, 13th July 2016 -  Nearly 30 Not for Profits and social enterprises addressing a wide range of social issues including the prevalence of mental health, tackling domestic violence and supporting nature

QLD Schools Lead on National Mental Health Priorities

Staff Reporter, Thursday, 26th June 2014 -  A Queensland Medicare Local initiative says it’s leading the way in targeting mental health in schools through awareness and intervention programs ahead of recommendations…

High Rate of Mental Illness in Young People – Report

Staff Reporter, Wednesday, 18th June 2014 -  One in five young Australians are likely to be experiencing mental illness, and less than 40 per cent are comfortable seeking professional help, according to a new Mission Australia…

Mental Health Education Best at Work

Staff Reporter, Monday, 26th May 2014 -  Recent research has revealed for the first time that evidence-based workplace depression prevention programs can significantly reduce depression symptoms among employees.…

Online Tool Tracks People’s Emotional Changes

Staff Reporter, Tuesday, 20th May 2014 -  A new online tool, developed by the Black Dog Institute and CSIRO, can analyse the words from millions of tweets to display real-time views of emotions from around the world. Most recently,…

Better Workplaces Mean Less Suicides

Staff Reporter, Monday, 24th February 2014 -  The workplace plays a vital role in creating a suicide safe community, according to a new position statement released by Suicide Prevention Australia (SPA). The Statement calls…

Initiative to Create Mentally Healthy Workplaces

Staff Reporter, Monday, 8th July 2013 -  Workplaces have been urged to share their strategies on creating a ‘mentally healthy’ workplace culture as part of a national initiative launched to improve mental…
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