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Mental health and income support

Rachel Siewert, Monday, 7th December 2020 -  The Productivity Commission report into mental health showed the punitive nature of the income support system is adversely impacting people’s mental health. Given the issue

Pre-pandemic working conditions contribute to mass burnout and fatigue

Maggie Coggan, Tuesday, 1st December 2020 -  One in five NFP workers were not taking good care of themselves before the pandemic, new research shows   Burnout and fatigue among social sector workers has steadily risen during

How a Perth engineer raised $5M in five weeks during the pandemic

Alecia Hancock, Wednesday, 28th October 2020 -  In four years, Perth-based engineer Nick Hudson has turned what began as a fun challenge for a handful of friends, into an event with more than 130,000 participants raising $5 million

Opening up about mental health at work

Mike Davis, Monday, 26th October 2020 -  Mental health first aid training is a great way to ensure that your workforce can support each other during difficult periods, writes Mike Davis.  It feels like you’ve suddenly tripped

‘Things need to change’: Widespread complex mental illness discrimination revealed

Maggie Coggan, Monday, 12th October 2020 -  A national program to change attitudes around complex mental illness is needed to ensure all Australians can live free from stigma, SANE Australia says.  When Cameron Solnordal

Five ways to take care of your mental health during unemployment

Maggie Coggan, Monday, 12th October 2020 -  Losing your job can take more of a toll than you might realise. With World Mental Health Day taking place on Saturday, we take a look at how you can stay mentally healthy during your hunt

Mental health scores unprecedented budget spend

Maggie Coggan, Thursday, 8th October 2020 -  But advocates say the government missed the mark on delivering the recommendations of the Productivity Commission’s inquiry into mental health  The back-to-back bushfire and

Working toward better mental health at work

Mike Davis, Monday, 28th September 2020 -  Mike Davis shares some of the things that organisations can do to give staff a much needed mental health boost. 2020 has turned out to be a year of immense challenge and opportunity.

Putting an end to suicide

Maggie Coggan, Monday, 21st September 2020 -  As the chair of Lifeline Australia, John Brogden AM is using his personal experience with mental health to help end suicide in the country once and for all. He’s this week’s Changemaker. 

Volunteer backyard blitz program brings joy to struggling Queenslanders

Maggie Coggan, Wednesday, 16th September 2020 -  “My garden was my sanctuary during lockdown… but there are people out there that don’t have anything like that,” the leader behind the program says. A Cairns suicide prevention

Students fight to increase the post-discharge support of acute patients

Annette Syahlani, Thursday, 10th September 2020 -  A bill being debated in the YMCA Victoria Youth Parliament aims to ensure that individuals who choose to leave hospital after being admitted due to a mental health crisis receive ongoing

How we can improve mental health services for CALD communities and young people

Sammy Huynh, Thursday, 3rd September 2020 -  Sammy Huynh reflects on the gaps she sees for CALD communities and young people as a young social worker. Australia is proud of its multiculturalism, with many residents or parents
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