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NDIS issues putting a strain on the mental health system

Luke Michael, Tuesday, 24th September 2019 -  Australian governments must work together to ensure people with severe mental health issues who are ineligible for the National Disability Insurance Scheme can use psychosocial

NFP Report Sparks Calls to Make Youth Mental Health A National Priority

Wendy Williams, Wednesday, 28th February 2018 -  Australia’s mental health commissioner has called for child and youth mental health to be a national priority, after a not-for-profit report revealed Australia ranks in the “middle

Calls for Immediate Action to Improve Health Outcomes for People With Mental Illness

Rachel McFadden, Wednesday, 26th July 2017 -  More than 50 mental health organisations have pledged to improve the physical health and wellbeing of people living with mental illness, amid claims the life-expectancy of Australians

beyondblue Names New Head

Staff Reporter, Thursday, 17th April 2014 -  Depression Not for Profit beyondblue has chosen Georgie Harman out of more than 70 candidates to lead the organisation as Chief Executive Officer. Georgie Harman will take over as…

Mental Health System Needs Urgent Rethink

Staff Reporter, Tuesday, 11th March 2014 -  Australia urgently needs to evolve the way the mental health system is structured to be more efficient and avoid becoming economically unsustainable, a new report claims. A report…

Early Intervention Needed for Mental Health – Report Card

Staff Reporter, Wednesday, 27th November 2013 -  A leading social services Not for Profit has welcomed the National Mental Health Commission’s 2013 National Report Card on Mental Health and Suicide Prevention, which has…

Call for Urgent Change to Govt Employment Services

Staff Reporter, Thursday, 1st August 2013 -  Australia’s current system of employment services – Job Services Australia (JSA) – could work much more effectively for people who are experiencing social…

Initiative to Create Mentally Healthy Workplaces

Staff Reporter, Monday, 8th July 2013 -  Workplaces have been urged to share their strategies on creating a ‘mentally healthy’ workplace culture as part of a national initiative launched to improve mental…

NFPs Question Mental Health Report

Staff Reporter, Thursday, 28th February 2013 -  A new National Mental Health Commission report that claims Australians lack basic knowledge about mental illness has been questioned by leading sector Not for Profits. The report,…

Managing Mental Illness in the Workplace – Report

Staff Reporter, Wednesday, 6th February 2013 -  Employers and managers need education and training on mental illness in the workplace, according to the results of a new study by national mental health charity, SANE Australia.…

National Report Card On Mental Health ‘Confronting’

Staff Reporter, Tuesday, 27th November 2012 -  The Chair of the National Mental Health Commission, Professor Allan Fels, has described Australia’s first report card into mental health and suicide as confronting. Releasing…

Call for Mental Health to Be Part of NDIS

Staff Reporter, Wednesday, 1st August 2012 -  The Chair of the newly formed National Mental Health Commission (NMHC), Professor Allan Fels, has called for mental health to be included in the National Disability Insurance Scheme…
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