Monthly Archives: May 2014

National Respite and Community Care Conference

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New youth anxiety program

An exciting new program is now available for Australian children and young people aged between 8 and 17 years, and their parents. BRAVE Self-Help is an online program for the prevention, early intervention and treatment of … Continue reading

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Government shows muddled mental health priorities

Source: The ConversationDate: 28 May 2014Despite widespread analysis of the federal budget, measures affecting mental health services have received little attention. But, like other aspects of the budget, there’s serious concern about the lack of a coherent vision or plan … Continue reading

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Mental health funding cuts spark fears of ‘social mess’

Date: May 19, 2014 Source: The AgeAuthor: Henrietta Cook and Richard Willingham At least 25 specialist mental health organisations helping the homeless, domestic violence victims and young people face an uncertain future after the Napthine government stripped them of funding.Community … Continue reading

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Mental Illness and the Income Support System – Key Issues Brief

Date: 20 May 2014Author: MHCA, Sarah Morrison This key issues brief provides some key statistics on the number people receiving the Disability Support Pension, as well as the proportion in receipt of the payment because their primary medical condition is psychosocial disability. … Continue reading

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Ways to promote the recovery of your loved one

Source: Arafmi NSWDate: April 23, 2014 Author: Anthea Stylianakis In the context of mental health, recovery entails living life to the best of one’s abilities, taking responsibility for one’s own wellbeing and optimizing one’s life chances. Recovery is an ongoing … Continue reading

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AMA Conference live stream

The Australian Medical Association’s National Conference is taking place this weekend in Canberra. Speakers at the Conference include the Hon John Berry, US Ambassador to Australia, the Minister for Health, the Hon Peter Dutton MP and Shadow Minister for Health, … Continue reading

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Tell Them They’re Dreaming: Work, Education and Young People with Mental Illness in Australia

Orygen Youth Health Research Centre has just released a landmark report examining a number of the barriers to the participation in employment and education of young people with mental illness in Australia.The report, Tell Them They’re Dreaming: Work, Education and … Continue reading

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Free What’s Your Story Workshop

This training is for the carers, parents and children of those with a mental illness over the age of 18. The “What’s Your Story” Series is a fun and  informal workshop for all levels of experience. Participants can range from … Continue reading

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