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Mental health budget reflects the struggle of the last 12 months

Nikki Stefanoff, Wednesday, 12th May 2021 -  Last night’s budget saw the largest ever mental health investment by a Commonwealth government Support for additional mental health facilities, suicide prevention programs,

The sweeter way to promote youth mental health

Luke Michael, Saturday, 10th April 2021 -  A social enterprise confectionary brand has connected more than 5,000 young people to expert mental health resources and early intervention support  With COVID-19 causing mental

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Transforming mental health through lived experience

Contributor, Wednesday, 17th March 2021 -  By co-designing mental health care with people who have lived experience, researchers are aiming to rebuild Australia’s system, writes Associate Professor Victoria Palmer. 

Changemaker

Forging a path to positive mental health

Maggie Coggan, Monday, 8th February 2021 -  As the CEO of Smiling Mind, Dr Addie Wootten is leading the charge on providing accessible mindfulness skills and tips to millions of Australians. She’s this week’s Changemaker. 

Indigenous mental health falters under current system

Maggie Coggan, Wednesday, 9th December 2020 -  A new study finds an overhaul of the health system is required if Indigenous Australians are to have better health outcomes   Suicide rates among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders

Mental health and income support

Rachel Siewert, Monday, 7th December 2020 -  The Productivity Commission report into mental health showed the punitive nature of the income support system is adversely impacting people’s mental health. Given the issue

Pre-pandemic working conditions contribute to mass burnout and fatigue

Maggie Coggan, Tuesday, 1st December 2020 -  One in five NFP workers were not taking good care of themselves before the pandemic, new research shows   Burnout and fatigue among social sector workers has steadily risen during

How a Perth engineer raised $5M in five weeks during the pandemic

Alecia Hancock, Wednesday, 28th October 2020 -  In four years, Perth-based engineer Nick Hudson has turned what began as a fun challenge for a handful of friends, into an event with more than 130,000 participants raising $5 million

Opening up about mental health at work

Mike Davis, Monday, 26th October 2020 -  Mental health first aid training is a great way to ensure that your workforce can support each other during difficult periods, writes Mike Davis.  It feels like you’ve suddenly tripped

‘Things need to change’: Widespread complex mental illness discrimination revealed

Maggie Coggan, Monday, 12th October 2020 -  A national program to change attitudes around complex mental illness is needed to ensure all Australians can live free from stigma, SANE Australia says.  When Cameron Solnordal

Five ways to take care of your mental health during unemployment

Maggie Coggan, Monday, 12th October 2020 -  Losing your job can take more of a toll than you might realise. With World Mental Health Day taking place on Saturday, we take a look at how you can stay mentally healthy during your hunt

Mental health scores unprecedented budget spend

Maggie Coggan, Thursday, 8th October 2020 -  But advocates say the government missed the mark on delivering the recommendations of the Productivity Commission’s inquiry into mental health  The back-to-back bushfire and
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