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Government Commits Funding for Mental Illness Support

Staff Reporter, Wednesday, 4th April 2012 -  The Federal Government has committed $8.1 million in funding for Australians with a severe mental illness to gain access to practical support services. The Minister for Community…

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…

Insurance Website Assists Australians with Experience of Mental Illness

Staff Reporter, Wednesday, 22nd February 2012 -  Australians with experience of mental illness now have a new website resource to turn to for assistance with insurance, through the Mental Health Council of Australia (MHCA) and…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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

Working Life & Mental Illness: SANE Research

Lina Caneva, Thursday, 31st March 2011 -   
National mental health charity, SANE Australia, is conducting an on-line research survey on working life and mental illness. With about 45 per cent of Australians experiencing

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…
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