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How to support mental health in your workplace

Maggie Coggan, Friday, 19th July 2019 -  Knowing how to provide the right mental health support for your staff can be tricky, which is why we asked the experts at Beyond Blue how you can make your workplace more mental health

Record donation to make mental health headway

Maggie Coggan, Wednesday, 3rd July 2019 -  An institute to detect and treat severe mental health conditions like schizophrenia and obsessive-compulsive disorder faster and earlier has launched, thanks to the largest philanthropic

‘Have you been feeling your spirit was sad?’ Culture is key when assessing Indigenous Australians’ mental health

Contributor, Tuesday, 2nd July 2019 -  A culturally specific screening tool for depression has been successfully tested among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians, write Maree Hackett and Geoffrey Spurling,

Victorian mental health system not responding to kids’ needs

Luke Michael, Thursday, 6th June 2019 -  Children as young as 13 are being treated in adult mental health facilities with some kept for months longer than necessary, an independent review has found. The Victorian Auditor-General

How good is New Zealand’s budget?

David Crosbie, Thursday, 6th June 2019 -  New Zealand has shown how government can shift from previous budget practices to focus more on measures that reflect the reality of people’s lives, writes Community Council for Australia

New Zealand’s ‘well-being budget’: How it hopes to improve people’s lives

Contributor, Monday, 3rd June 2019 -  Christoph Schumacher, professor of innovation and economics at Massey University, looks at whether the latest New Zealand budget earns the government’s well-being title, in this

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When there is no ritual to dream: The silence of Indigenous suicide

Contributor, Friday, 24th May 2019 -  The high rates of Indigenous youth suicide in Australia can only be addressed if the country first changes and confronts both its historical and contemporary racism, writes Julia

‘My job is slowly killing me’: UK charity workers feeling the strain

Luke Michael, Friday, 24th May 2019 -  UK charities are being urged to better protect their employees, after a survey found 80 per cent of charity workers have experienced workplace stress in the last 12 months. Unite

Therapy chickens bring joy to aged care home

Maggie Coggan, Friday, 15th March 2019 -  A pet chicken might sound like an unusual choice of a therapy pet, but staff at a Brisbane aged care home are hopeful some new clucky arrivals will help fight off loneliness and depression

Drugs and Alcohol a Coping Mechanism for Bullied Teens

Maggie Coggan, Monday, 4th March 2019 -  Bullied teenagers and young adults are turning to drugs and alcohol to help them cope, new research has found, renewing calls for bullying to be recognised as a national health problem.

Government Invests $1.45B into Community Mental Health

Luke Michael, Friday, 18th January 2019 -  Community mental health groups have welcomed a record $1.45 billion government investment into the sector but say more needs to be done to address lingering service gaps. Health

Bringing New Meaning to the Classic Wrist Watch

Contributor, Tuesday, 11th December 2018 -  The Timekeeper is a mindful company on a mission to help young people be present and intentional with their time for positive mental health. “The true currency of life is time,
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