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Tag : Mental health


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,

People With Severe Mental Illness Struggling With NDIS Transition

Luke Michael, Wednesday, 17th January 2018 -  Concerns have been raised that people with severe mental health issues are “falling through the gaps” of the National Disability Insurance Scheme, as the government has acknowledged

$110M Package Tackles Anxiety and Depression Among Young Australians

Wendy Williams, Tuesday, 9th January 2018 -  The government has announced a $110 million boost in funding to fight anxiety and depression among young people. The funding is set to go towards school mental health programs and

Mental Health Number One Concern For Young Australians

Luke Michael, Thursday, 7th December 2017 -  For the first time, mental health is the number one issue of national concern for young Australians, according to major research from Mission Australia. The charity’s Youth Survey

One to Watch: Laura Hart

Wendy Williams, Tuesday, 24th October 2017 -  Laura Hart is the founder of Improv Comedy for Young People with Anxiety. She is One to Watch. A total of 60 of Australia’s brightest young changemakers have been selected by the Foundation

Underemployment Negatively Affecting Mental Health of People with Disabilities

Luke Michael, Friday, 13th October 2017 -  New research from the Centre of Research Excellence in Disability and Health (CRE-DH) has found people with disabilities are more likely to experience underemployment, and are

National Sporting Code and Betting Company Seek Charity Partnership

Luke Michael, Thursday, 5th October 2017 -  A controversial move by a major Australian sporting body and an online betting company to try and partner with a charity to address the mental health concerns of young men across the

The Journey to Find Mr Perfect

Lina Caneva, Tuesday, 3rd October 2017 -  Former Londoner and now Sydney-sider Terry Cornick is a man who seemingly had it all, but his own silent battle with depression has led him to set up a charity with a vision to transform

Mental Health Groups Call for Same-Sex Marriage to Prevent Suicide

Luke Michael, Thursday, 21st September 2017 -  Distress among Australia’s LGBTIQ community over the postal-survey debate has put a strain on mental health organisations, who have launched a campaign to support same-sex marriage…
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