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Lack of Workplace Support Costing Jobs: SANE Australia

Staff Reporter, Thursday, 25th August 2011 -  A new study by SANE Australia finds that most Australians with a mental illness receive little support at work, and more than half those surveyed did not believe their manager had an…

Mental Health Consumer Body Launched

Staff Reporter, Monday, 4th July 2011 -  The Gillard Government is to provide up to $4 million to establish a National Mental Health Consumer Organisation, the Minister for Mental Health and Ageing Mark Butler has announced.…

Government Funds Lifeline, But Vital Services Still Costing Consumers

Staff Reporter, Wednesday, 29th June 2011 -  Flickr image by user timparkinson via creative commons  Mobile phone calls to Lifeline – the national telephone-based support service for people in crisis…

Quinlan Takes on Mental Health Issues

Staff Reporter, Thursday, 28th April 2011 -  Prominent catholic commentator, Frank Quinlan has been appointed as the new CEO of the Mental Health Council of Australia (MHCA), the peak NGO representing the mental health sector…

Headspace Services Announced

Staff Reporter, Thursday, 14th April 2011 -  The Gillard Government has delivered on an election commitment to set-up new headspace youth mental health services – in Hobart and Melbourne- as part of ten new centres expected…

Guide to Help Staff Deal With People With a Mental Illness

Staff Reporter, Thursday, 14th April 2011 -  A new guide from Sane Australia is set to give practical advice to service delivery staff to improve the way they deal with people with a mental illness. The SANE Guide for Customer Service

Advisory Group to Guide Mental Health Reforms

Staff Reporter, Thursday, 23rd December 2010 -  The Gillard Government has announced an Expert Advisory Group on Mental Health to guide the government’s mental health sector reform. The advisory group is to be chaired by…

Changing the Way Australians See Mental Illness

Staff Reporter, Thursday, 2nd December 2010 -  A new initiative to reduce the misunderstanding and damaging stigma associated with mental illness in Australia has been unveiled. SANE Australia, a Not for Profit organisation…

Amnesty Warning on Asylum Seekers

Staff Reporter, Thursday, 14th October 2010 -  Amnesty International has warned that detention conditions on Christmas Island are deteriorating rapidly and asylum seekers there, as well as in other detention centres around…

Many Mentally Ill Not Seeking Support

Staff Reporter, Thursday, 7th October 2010 -  Governments need to improve community based mental health services to provide care for those mentally ill who don’t seek help, says welfare organisation Anglicare Sydney.…

Philanthropy Puts Mental Health on the Map

Staff Reporter, Thursday, 2nd September 2010 -  Australian of the Year Professor Pat McGorry addresses the Philanthropy Australia national conference. A national conference in Melbourne has been told how a multi-million dollar…

Children Need Mental Health Services

Staff Reporter, Thursday, 22nd July 2010 -  The Children’s Mental Health Coalition says infants and children are urgently in need of mental health services in Australia. The Coalition has called for improved mental…
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