Category Archives: Depression

Parents’ Guide for Anxiety and Depression in Young People

beyondblue has released a new resource for parents and carers of young people struggling with anxiety and depression: A parents’ guide to anxiety and depression in young people. In Australia, one in four 16 to 24 … Continue reading

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Postnatal Depression Awareness Week is less than a month away!  

  If you are planning an event in your local area to raise awareness of Postnatal Depression then we can help you promote your events or activities by registering the event on our online calendar. Don’t forget all event details … Continue reading

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How to prevent depression and clinical anxiety in your teenager: Strategies for parents

beyondblue have supported the development of a NEW e-booklet How to prevent depression and clinical anxiety in your teenager: Strategies for parents prepared by The University of Melbourne and Orygen Youth Health Research Centre. The e-booklet offers parents practical advice to help … Continue reading

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Partners in Depression

Partners in Depression is an education and support group program for people who love, live with or care for someone experiencing depression. It provides people with the information and tools to better support the person in their life with depression, … Continue reading

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Supporting those who care: Partners in Depression National Program Outcomes

By: Hunter Institute of Mental Health, 2013 Newcastle, Australia The Partners in Depression intervention is a six session group-based program which provides those who love, care for or live with a person experiencing depression with support, information, knowledge and the … Continue reading

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Partners in Depression program evaluation

The Partners in Depression intervention is a six session group-based program which provides those who love, care for or live with a person experiencing depression with support,  information, knowledge and the necessary skills to support their role as a carer … Continue reading

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Family Focus DVD launched

Mark Butler, Minister for Mental Health, launched a new free DVD for families earlier this week. The Family Focus DVD is for parents who experience depression or anxiety – it helps parents talk about their mental illness to their children. … Continue reading

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Parents with Depression and Anxiety

Many parents who experience depression or anxiety worry about whether they should talk with their children about their illness and how much they should say. The Family Focus DVD can assist parents to start the conversation about depression or anxiety, … Continue reading

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Australian First for Depression Treatment

The Department of Health’s website has announced “In an Australian first for public hospitals, The Alfred is now using revolutionary technology to treat clinical depression. Minister for Mental Health Mary Wooldridge launched the first Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) Clinic at … Continue reading

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Media Release: New report shows economic cost of perenatal depression.

New research launched today by Minister for Mental Health Mark Butler reveals 1800 Australian parents are diagnosed every week with post and antenatal depression at a cost to the economy of $433 million. For the full media release click here.

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