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Youth mental health crisis: Do healthcare workers need more training?

Contributor, Thursday, 31st October 2019 -  Year on year, Australian youth are reporting increasing levels of psychological distress. Do healthcare professionals need more training to help tackle this crisis?  Mental health

Poor mental health in teens skyrockets

Maggie Coggan, Wednesday, 23rd October 2019 -  New research from Mission Australia has found mental health problems in young people is rapidly on the rise For 21-year-old Mitch, speaking up and getting help wasn’t easy.  Struggling

Drug testing trial obscures real solution to Australia’s drug and alcohol problem

James Toomey, Monday, 30th September 2019 -  The best way to address a social issue is to eradicate the smoke and mirrors by starting with a clarifying question of “what evidence-based problem are we trying to solve?” writes James

Young people suffering as drug problems take hold among family and friends

Luke Michael, Thursday, 22nd August 2019 -  Young Australians with friends and family members experiencing drug and alcohol problems are almost twice as likely to feel sad and negative about their future compared to other

A girl walks home alone at night… and still isn’t safe in 2019

Maggie Coggan, Wednesday, 13th March 2019 -  Tiana’s house is a five-minute walk from the train station, but when she’s walking home from work alone at night, that five minutes seems like a lifetime. “I feel like there’s a target

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

Cross-Sector Coordination to Tackle Homelessness

Maggie Coggan, Wednesday, 24th October 2018 -  An ambitious partnership between academics, the corporate sector and not-for-profit groups aims to end homelessness within a generation by tapping into new sources of capital.  

Social Enterprise Has Royal Encounter

Maggie Coggan, Friday, 19th October 2018 -  A Melbourne social enterprise that gives disadvantaged young Indigenous people hospitality training has had a dash with royalty, after the Duke and Duchess of Sussex stopped by

Vital Action Needed to House Seniors as Population Rises

Contributor, Tuesday, 4th September 2018 -  Immediate affordable housing action is needed to deal with Australia’s ever-increasing aging population, writes Horizon Housing CEO Jason Cubit. It’s Australia’s startling

Homelessness Leaving Young Australians Fearful of ‘Losing’ Future

Luke Michael, Wednesday, 1st August 2018 -  One in six young Australians have experienced homelessness, new data shows, and a lack of resources and awareness is leaving affected young people fearful of “losing” their future.

Changemaker

Meeting Human Need and Breaking Cycles of Dependency

Luke Michael, Monday, 4th June 2018 -  James Toomey is the CEO of Mission Australia and has extensive experience working in community services. He is this week’s Changemaker.   Originally from the UK, Toomey served for

Social Sector Calls for Action as Homelessness Rises by 14 Per Cent

Luke Michael, Wednesday, 14th March 2018 -  The social sector has called for action in wake of new census data, which revealed that homelessness in Australia has risen by almost 14 per cent in five years. The Australian Bureau
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