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Mental Health Workforce Growing in Australia – AIHW

Staff Reporter, Thursday, 12th April 2012 - 
Flickr image: Some rights reserved by pasukaru76 The number of people working in mental health in Australia is growing, according to new figures from the Australian Institute of…

Gay Community Suffers High Psychological Distress – NFP Study

Staff Reporter, Thursday, 5th April 2012 - 
Flickr image: Some rights reserved by San Diego Shooter Gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender Australians experience high or very high levels of psychological…

Internet a Vital Connection for People with Mental Illness – Report

Staff Reporter, Wednesday, 7th March 2012 - 
Flickr image:  Some rights reserved by tango.mceffrie Many people with a mental illness are turning to the internet and social media to manage their lives, overcome…

Australia’s First National Mental Health Commission

Staff Reporter, Tuesday, 24th January 2012 -  The Federal Government has launched a National Mental Health Commission to monitor services for people with mental illness. The Commission is led by Professor Allan Fels as Chair…

Australians to help shape Mental Health Reform

Staff Reporter, Monday, 23rd January 2012 -  Australians with a lived experience of mental illness will have the opportunity to help shape national mental health reform by applying to become members of a new Consumer Reference…

Mental Health Reform Survey

Staff Reporter, Tuesday, 17th January 2012 -  The Federal Government is seeking public opinion on its draft Ten Year Roadmap for National Mental Health Reform via an online survey. The Roadmap is a key component of the Australian…

Employers Urged to Think About Mental Health

Staff Reporter, Tuesday, 10th January 2012 -  Flickr image:  Some rights reserved by Simon Aughton  Employers are being urged to think about how they can better support the mental health of their…

New Headspace Centres in ‘Areas of Greatest Need’

Staff Reporter, Friday, 6th January 2012 -  Local health and community organisations have expressed strong interest in running 15 new youth focused mental health centres around the country, according to the National Youth…

Extra Funding to Provide Day-to-Day Support for Mental Illness

Staff Reporter, Monday, 19th December 2011 -  More than 3,500 Australians living with severe and persistent mental illness will receive day-to-day support, with the government announcing an extra $19.3 million funding over…

Cabinet Reshuffle Significant for NFPs

Staff Reporter, Tuesday, 13th December 2011 -  Julia Gillard’s cabinet reshuffle includes a number of moves significant for Not for Profits, and so far the sector has welcomed the changes. The cabinet reshuffle includes…

Psychotic Illness Study Paints Bleak Picture

Staff Reporter, Wednesday, 23rd November 2011 -  Mental health organisations are calling for more support and better-coordinated community mental health services, following the release of study of psychotic illness in Australia.…

Can Fitness Beat the Blues for Older Australians?

Staff Reporter, Thursday, 10th November 2011 -  Flickr Image  Some rights reserved by mrlins   New research hopes to discover if jumping on a treadmill holds the key to reducing depression…
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