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Therapy chickens bring joy to aged care home

Maggie Coggan, Friday, 15th March 2019 -  A pet chicken might sound like an unusual choice of a therapy pet, but staff at a Brisbane aged care home are hopeful some new clucky arrivals will help fight off loneliness and depression

Drugs and Alcohol a Coping Mechanism for Bullied Teens

Maggie Coggan, Monday, 4th March 2019 -  Bullied teenagers and young adults are turning to drugs and alcohol to help them cope, new research has found, renewing calls for bullying to be recognised as a national health problem.

Government Invests $1.45B into Community Mental Health

Luke Michael, Friday, 18th January 2019 -  Community mental health groups have welcomed a record $1.45 billion government investment into the sector but say more needs to be done to address lingering service gaps. Health

Bringing New Meaning to the Classic Wrist Watch

Contributor, Tuesday, 11th December 2018 -  The Timekeeper is a mindful company on a mission to help young people be present and intentional with their time for positive mental health. “The true currency of life is time,

Young Australians Growing More Concerned With Mental Health

Luke Michael, Wednesday, 28th November 2018 -  The number of young people that believe mental health is the top issue facing Australia today has almost tripled in three years, according to Mission Australia’s latest national

Sector Welcomes Historic Mental Health Royal Commission

Maggie Coggan, Thursday, 25th October 2018 -  The announcement of a mental health royal commission by Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews, if re-elected next month, is a historic moment, a sector leader says. Andrews made the announcement

Turning Young Men into Top Blokes

Maggie Coggan, Monday, 15th October 2018 -  Melissa Abu-Gazaleh is CEO of the Top Blokes Foundation, an organisation that helps young men become positive role models and make healthy choices for their future. She is this week

Mental Health Forums Breaking Down Barriers to Support

Maggie Coggan, Wednesday, 10th October 2018 -  A charity leader is encouraging rural people to harness mobile technology to get mental health support, as Australians increasingly turn towards online forums to seek help.   

Questions Raised Over Mental Health Inquiry

Maggie Coggan, Monday, 8th October 2018 -  The Productivity Commission’s inquiry into the economic effects of mental health has been welcomed by the sector, but a peak mental health body is encouraging the government to look

Unpaid Carers Facing Significant Economic Disadvantage

Luke Michael, Tuesday, 21st August 2018 -  Unpaid carers in Australia face a significant economic disadvantage, research reveals, prompting the launch of a campaign to bridge the gap between unpaid care and workforce participation

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 Thursday.
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