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Iconic Mental Health Organisations Merge To Reduce Stigma

Wendy Williams, Monday, 4th June 2018 -  A national mental health charity and a not-for-profit learning centre, have merged in a bid to reduce stigma surrounding mental illness. SANE Australia and The Dax Centre announced

Mental Health the Poor Cousin of the Health System

Contributor, Tuesday, 22nd May 2018 -  Although recent investment in mental health is welcomed, the budget isn’t hitting the mark for prevention services, heard attendees at the annual post-budget breakfast last

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New Leadership in Suicide Prevention

Luke Michael, Monday, 21st May 2018 -  Nieves Murray is the new CEO of Suicide Prevention Australia, and boasts extensive leadership experience across multiple sectors. She is this week’s Changemaker. Murray began

Mental Health a Budget Winner

Luke Michael, Wednesday, 9th May 2018 -  The federal government has made significant investments in mental health in this year’s budget, focused on suicide prevention, protecting older Australians and providing continuity

Government Announces Mental Health Funding Boost

Luke Michael, Monday, 7th May 2018 -  The Turnbull government has announced a significant funding boost for mental health services in Australia, pledging $34 million to Lifeline and $4 million for tailored mental health

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Building Connections to Improve Mental Health

Luke Michael, Monday, 30th April 2018 -  Rahul Seth is the founder of the Perth Active Depression Support Group, which aims to bring people together through recreation. He is this week’s Changemaker. Seth is a chartered

Royal Flying Doctors Receive Funding Boost To Address Rural Mental Health

Luke Michael, Thursday, 29th March 2018 -  The Turnbull government has announced an $84 million funding boost for the Royal Flying Doctor Service, to provide mental health resources and dental clinics for regional Australia

NDIS Causing ‘Growing Catastrophe’ For Victorians With Severe Mental Illness

Luke Michael, Thursday, 29th March 2018 -  A new report has estimated that 90 per cent of Victorians living with severe mental illness will be worse off under the National Disability Insurance Scheme, with vital community

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Providing Mental Health Solutions Inside Parliament and in the Community

Luke Michael, Monday, 19th March 2018 -  Amanda Bresnan is the executive director of Community Mental Health Australia, and has previously served as a Greens MP in the Australian Capital Territory Legislative Assembly.

At The Vanguard of Social Enterprise

Wendy Williams, Wednesday, 7th February 2018 -  In the first 12 months of business Vanguard Laundry Services has gone from strength to strength, writes Wendy Williams in this month’s Spotlight on Social Enterprise. “Vanguard

New Report Highlights NDIS Gaps for People With Severe Mental Illness

Luke Michael, Wednesday, 31st January 2018 -  A new report has warned that the transition to the National Disability Insurance Scheme will leave many people with psychosocial disability without appropriate mental health support.

New Strategy Needed to Address Rural Mental Health ‘Crisis’

Luke Michael, Tuesday, 23rd January 2018 -  The peak body for the mental health sector has called for a “carefully planned workforce strategy” to address a “crisis” in mental health service access in rural Australia,
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