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Working toward better mental health at work

Mike Davis, Monday, 28th September 2020 -  Mike Davis shares some of the things that organisations can do to give staff a much needed mental health boost. 2020 has turned out to be a year of immense challenge and opportunity.

Putting an end to suicide

Maggie Coggan, Monday, 21st September 2020 -  As the chair of Lifeline Australia, John Brogden AM is using his personal experience with mental health to help end suicide in the country once and for all. He’s this week’s Changemaker. 

Volunteer backyard blitz program brings joy to struggling Queenslanders

Maggie Coggan, Wednesday, 16th September 2020 -  “My garden was my sanctuary during lockdown… but there are people out there that don’t have anything like that,” the leader behind the program says. A Cairns suicide prevention

Students fight to increase the post-discharge support of acute patients

Annette Syahlani, Thursday, 10th September 2020 -  A bill being debated in the YMCA Victoria Youth Parliament aims to ensure that individuals who choose to leave hospital after being admitted due to a mental health crisis receive ongoing

How we can improve mental health services for CALD communities and young people

Sammy Huynh, Thursday, 3rd September 2020 -  Sammy Huynh reflects on the gaps she sees for CALD communities and young people as a young social worker. Australia is proud of its multiculturalism, with many residents or parents

‘We’re experiencing a growing mental health crisis. We need more innovative solutions.’

Wendy Williams, Monday, 24th August 2020 -  Campaigners believe using psychedelic medicines – including magic mushrooms and MDMA – to treat mental illnesses could be life changing. The statistics on mental health are shocking.

COVID-19: Impact on vulnerable Victorians

Mike Davis, Monday, 24th August 2020 -  Mike Davis shares findings from TaskForce’s demographic survey which shows how COVID-19 has prompted growing demand for drug and alcohol counselling services and led to a rise in

Five challenges facing children and young people

Mercy Chipo Jumo, Monday, 24th August 2020 -  To mark the 30th anniversary of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child, children and young people from Australia and the Pacific met to identify key areas of concern

Helping children from afar

Maggie Coggan, Monday, 17th August 2020 -  For adults, the current state of the world is strange and unpleasant. But for kids, this new world is even more daunting. It’s something that Margo Ward, the CEO of kids mental health

New report uncovers COVID-19 mental health toll on NFP sector

Luke Michael, Monday, 10th August 2020 -  Many leaders say they feel incredibly anxious, fearful and unprepared for this level of disaster    The financial pressures placed on charities and not for profits during the COVID-19

Creating better, safer mental health support starts with listening to young people

Kirra-Alyssa Horley, Thursday, 6th August 2020 -  Coping and managing your mental health is hard enough without the additional barriers created by systems and services, writes Kirra-Alyssa Horley reflecting on her own experience

The rise of e-presenteeism

Maggie Coggan, Monday, 20th July 2020 -  We take a look at what it is and how your organisation can nip it in the bud  In simple terms, presenteeism means you physically show up to work, but due to exhaustion, burnout or poor mental
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