Monthly Archives: October 2013

Support for carers of people with a mental illness

Voluntary Mental Health Respite: Carer Support (MHR:CS) is seeking carers of someone with a mental illness who live in the Brimbank, Hume and Darebin areas for a new program. The program will provide carers with training and employment options whilst increasing … Continue reading

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Carers at highest risk of mental health issues, survey reveals

The 2.6 million informal carers in Australia who provide essential support for friends and family with disabling conditions are at high risk of developing mental health issues, and need more adequate support to avoid creating a further group of people … Continue reading

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We Care booklet

We Care, a collection of stories, photographs and artwork about young people in caring roles, is now available as an ebook. Congratulations to Marija and Vanessa who compiled and designed this book to help raise awareness of young people with … Continue reading

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TheMHS 16TH ANNUAL SUMMER FORUM: Trauma and the Mental Health Workforce

REGISTRATIONS NOW OPEN 20 & 21 February 2014 Aerial UTS Function Centre, Ultimo, Sydney, NSW At the 2014 Summer Forum we will work together to understand the experience of trauma, workplace culture and systems of care that traumatise. We will … Continue reading

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Farming Families Wellbeing and Bereavement Study

Are you an adult member of a farming family? Have you lost someone close to you through suicide, accidental death, homicide or a death by unknown cause or intent? Do you live in Victoria’s Western District or NSW’s Hunter New … Continue reading

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First Australian National Trans Mental Health Study

 The purpose of this research is to obtain a snapshot of the mental health of trans people living in Australia. The study is completely anonymous, and involves taking a questionnaire online. Open until 31 December 2013. To learn more or take part … Continue reading

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Research into using advance statements

The Austin Hospital’s Respecting Patient Choices Program is currently conducting research on the feasibility of using advance statements for mental health treatment. The researchers are seeking family members and people who care for a person with mental illness to complete … Continue reading

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New report on growing older with mental illness

SANE Australia has recently released a report on its investigations into the challenges for people living with mental illness as they grow older. Growing Older, Staying Well: Mental health care for older Australians is based on interviews with people living … Continue reading

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Arafmi WA Diary 

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Parent Support Course – presented by Victorian Alcohol & Drug Association.

7 week course starting Mon 11 November aimed at upskilling parents/carers dealing with loved ones with dual diagnosis. For more info and to register, click here.

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