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Mental health measures aim high but miss crucial marks

Jonathan Alley, Wednesday, 30th March 2022 -  The government’s mental health commitments are wide-ranging, but fail to address some crucial areas. Treasurer Josh Frydenberg described the effects of mental illness as “completely

Aussies back a national Suicide Prevention Act

Luke Michael, Monday, 6th September 2021 -  “We’ve seen how quickly COVID-19 cases can get out of hand and we need to have the same national policy focus and vigilance to stop suicide rates doing the same” As the mental health impacts

Creating better, safer mental health support starts with listening to young people

Kirra-Alyssa Horley, Thursday, 6th August 2020 -  Coping and managing your mental health is hard enough without the additional barriers created by systems and services, writes Kirra-Alyssa Horley reflecting on her own experience

Calls for better mental health response to COVID-19

Luke Michael, Wednesday, 8th July 2020 -  New research shows the mental health impacts of the pandemic are far reaching Australia’s mental health response to COVID-19 needs to consider broader social and economic


When there is no ritual to dream: The silence of Indigenous suicide

Contributor, Friday, 24th May 2019 -  The high rates of Indigenous youth suicide in Australia can only be addressed if the country first changes and confronts both its historical and contemporary racism, writes Julia

Indigenous ‘Shield’ to Prevent Youth Suicide

Wendy Williams, Tuesday, 4th April 2017 -  Indigenous elders have teamed up with cultural historians, technologists and a clinical psychologist to crowdfund a “groundbreaking” new app that aims to tackle youth suicide

Australia Getting Lonelier Survey Shows

Wendy Williams, Tuesday, 27th September 2016 -  The majority of Australians feel lonely, according to a new survey. The Loneliness Survey, released by national charity Lifeline Australia on Tuesday, revealed more than six out

Suicide Rates Across Federal Electorates Revealed

Lina Caneva, Tuesday, 24th May 2016 -  A coalition of Not for Profit leaders in suicide and mental health has called for all major parties to spell out what they will do to address the rising toll of suicide after a report released…

Suicide Not a ‘Selfish’ Act – NFP Report

Lina Caneva, Thursday, 24th July 2014 -  A Not for Profit study of Australians who have attempted suicide found many made the attempt feeling they were “a burden” and believed their family and friends would…

Better Workplaces Mean Less Suicides

Staff Reporter, Monday, 24th February 2014 -  The workplace plays a vital role in creating a suicide safe community, according to a new position statement released by Suicide Prevention Australia (SPA). The Statement calls…

New Govt Advisors on Indigenous Health

Staff Reporter, Tuesday, 18th June 2013 -  An advisory group has been established to assist the Federal Government on improving indigenous mental health and suicide programs. The group met for the first time in Canberra this…

National Strategy on Indigenous Suicide

Staff Reporter, Thursday, 23rd May 2013 -  The Federal Government has launched a national strategy specifically addressing Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander suicide. The Government says the National Aboriginal and…
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