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Need a yarn? Australia’s first Indigenous-led crisis helpline is here to help

Maggie Coggan, Wednesday, 6th April 2022 -  A new helpline has been designed specifically to help Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in crisis  With the suicide rate for Aboriginal people twice that of the general

Five ways to overcome the ‘Sunday Scaries’

Maggie Coggan, Thursday, 31st March 2022 -  Do you dread Mondays? This might help  Weekends are all fun and games until it hits about 3pm on a Sunday.  It’s the time you realise that another work week is just around the corner.

Mental health measures aim high but miss crucial marks

Jonathan Alley, Wednesday, 30th March 2022 -  The government’s mental health commitments are wide-ranging, but fail to address some crucial areas. Treasurer Josh Frydenberg described the effects of mental illness as “completely

What it means to approach philanthropy as a social investment

Wendy Williams, Wednesday, 16th February 2022 -  We sit down with Emily Fuller, Future Generation’s social impact manager, to find out about the company’s approach to giving and the value they see in investing in organisations not

Young Aussies struggling with the impacts of COVID

Luke Michael, Wednesday, 1st December 2021 -  Mission Australia has released its Youth Survey Report 2021 COVID-19 has emerged as the number one issue facing young Australians today, with new research showing the pandemic has

Cross-sector collaboration is the missing piece in combatting miscarriage trauma

Samantha Payne, Thursday, 14th October 2021 -  Ahead of International Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day 2021, Samantha Payne, CEO and co-founder of Pink Elephants, reflects on the need for a concerted cross-sector push

The number of Aussies with mental health issues facing homelessness has doubled in a decade

Nikki Stefanoff, Monday, 11th October 2021 -  “If you’re struggling and unable to work it is basically impossible to afford rent on the inadequate JobSeeker payment, and people who need it can’t get into social housing.”  The

How to overcome imposter syndrome in your job

Maggie Coggan, Thursday, 7th October 2021 -  Because in the end, it’s only holding you back  Do you ever feel like you’re not actually qualified for your job? You might be suffering from imposter syndrome.  And according to research

A financially sustainable model for improving the lives of artists – A case study

Phil Preston, Thursday, 19th August 2021 -  The founder of ColourSpace Gallery, Scott Ko, is an entrepreneurial Houdini, writes Phil Preston, who says his story is worth sharing for the insights it gives into amplifying social

How to recover from recruiter burnout

Maggie Coggan, Thursday, 5th August 2021 -  Because no one can do their job properly with the candle burning at both ends  Last year was tough for everyone. But for recruiters, it was a particularly unpredictable ride.  Many

‘I just feel anxious all the time’: Huge mental toll of COVID on young people revealed

Luke Michael, Wednesday, 28th July 2021 -  Lockdowns and restrictions have made young people feel isolated and worried about their education   Young Australians living through COVID lockdowns last year struggled deeply

Hey Siri, how’s my mental health?

Johanne Trippas, Wednesday, 21st July 2021 -  Conversational systems may play a key role in future mental healthcare and have the potential to help cut down global e-waste – but there are caveats, writes Dr Johanne Trippas, University
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