2019 Impact 25
MEDIA, JOBS & RESOURCES for the COMMON GOOD

Tag : Mental health

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

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

Mindset hacks for a bigger impact: How to end the week with your team

Clare Desira, Wednesday, 6th November 2019 -  This month, Clare Desira is sharing another sure fire way to support your team to build stronger mental health, switch off and lessen Monday-itis! Desira heads up the Top Five Movement,

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The shirts bringing colour and mental health conversations to Australian construction sites

Maggie Coggan, Wednesday, 6th November 2019 -  You can’t miss a TradeMutt work shirt. The patterns are loud, bright and funky, and definitely not what you’re used to seeing people wear on a construction site. But the shirts are more

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  Up to one million Australians are not getting the help they need for

Australian mental health charities miss out on philanthropic dollars

Maggie Coggan, Monday, 28th October 2019 -  Just 28 per cent of private funders are consistently investing in mental health causes   Australian philanthropists are avoiding mental health charities because of confusion,

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 For 21-year-old Mitch, speaking up and getting help wasn’t easy.  Struggling

People experiencing homelessness struggling to navigate the NDIS

Luke Michael, Wednesday, 16th October 2019 -  The Victorian Homelessness Conference discussed the intersection between the NDIS, homelessness, and mental health A different approach is needed to get more people experiencing

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, chief advocate for

Overcoming the hidden cost of mental health stigma: What employers need to know

Bryan McCormick, Thursday, 10th October 2019 -  As a person who spends every day working with employers and job seekers living with mental health conditions, Workways Australia CEO Bryan McCormick explores why employers can no

Young Australians witnessing a decline in mental health

Luke Michael, Wednesday, 9th October 2019 -  Nearly two thirds of young Australians believe the mental health of young people is getting worse, according to new research. Data published by headspace on Wednesday found 62 per

Is shared value the key to solving Australia’s mental health crisis?

Maggie Coggan, Tuesday, 8th October 2019 -  With mental illness costing the Australian economy $60 billion every year, a new report says taking a shared value approach to the issue will help.  The report, launched by the Shared
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