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Mental Illness a Leading Cause of Disability for Australian Women

Luke Michael, Friday, 9th March 2018 -  Mental illness is a leading cause of disability for women in Australia, and social factors are putting women at a higher risk of experiencing anxiety and depression than men, a prominent

Early Intervention Needed To Reduce Youth Homelessness And Mental Illness

Lina Caneva, Thursday, 3rd August 2017 -  Mission Australia has called for urgent action to address youth homelessness and youth mental illness following its annual survey that revealed the impact of family breakdown on…

Seeds of Brotherly Love Sprout Thriving Social Enterprise for People With Autism

Rachel McFadden, Tuesday, 6th June 2017 -  From what started as a sentiment of brotherly love and a conviction that people with autism and depression had a lot to offer in the workplace, Gardening A Difference has turned into…

Campaign Shows Jobs Change Lives

Wendy Williams, Monday, 27th March 2017 -  The ability for jobs to change lives, particular for young people, is the ethos behind a new campaign that will see a disability employment service donate $500 for every job placement

Concerns People With Mental Illness Could Fall Through Gap of NDIS

Wendy Williams, Monday, 9th January 2017 -  The not-for-profit sector is calling for urgent action amid concerns people living with a mental illness could “fall through the gaps” as the National Disability Insurance

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As Sure As Jesus Wore Sandals, You Will Know Someone With a Mental Illness

Dameyon Bonson, Thursday, 8th September 2016 -  One in five Australians has a mental illness, so chances are you will know someone who is affected. You might even do business with one of us, writes Dameyon Bonson, a Kimberley-based

Australian Workplaces Discriminating Against Mental Illness

Xavier Smerdon, Monday, 8th February 2016 -  Australia must develop mentally healthy workplaces “that have positive and supportive attitudes towards mental illness”, a leading charity has said following the release…

Psychological Distress Higher in Young Women – NFP Report

Staff Reporter, Thursday, 22nd October 2015 -  A joint report released by Not for Profits, Mission Australia and the Black Dog Institute shows an  increase in the prevalence of probable mental illness among young females.…

Jobseekers with Mental Illness Placed in Driving Seat

Xavier Smerdon, Monday, 24th August 2015 -  Mental health experts have welcomed a Government plan to help young people with mental illness find jobs. The Abbott Government has announced that it will spend $1 million on a one-year…

Funding Extension for Mental Illness Programs

Lina Caneva, Tuesday, 17th February 2015 -  The Abbott Government is to extend funding for two programs that provide support for people with a mental illness and their carers. The Government says organisations that currently…

Mental Illness Study Reveals Workplace ‘Fear Factor’

Xavier Smerdon, Tuesday, 7th October 2014 -  One in five Australians are potentially being overlooked for job opportunities due to the ‘fear factor’ in hiring people who have a mental illness, according to new…

UPDATE: Controversial Show Ride Changed

Lina Caneva, Thursday, 25th September 2014 -  The organisers of the Perth Royal Show have agreed to change the theme of a controversial ride after mental health organisations complained that it mocked people with mental illnesses.…
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