Category Archives: Mental Health

Wake-up call on young men’s mental health

The Age online, 22 July 2013 The report on the mental health and overall wellbeing of Australia’s young men, released today by the Young and Well Cooperative Research Centre, should sound alarm bells across the nation. It is a call … Continue reading

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Schizophrenia Awareness Week motion – make mental health a priority

In recognition of Schizophrenia Week, and to highlight the appalling health status of people with this illness, Senator Wright moved a motion in the Senate this morning, which was passed unanimously. The following is quoted from Senator Wright’s website: I … Continue reading

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Mediaplanet’s Mental health report 

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New eHealth program from the Black Dog Institute

Black Dog Institute’s is launching an online self-help program for people with mild- to- moderate symptoms of depression, anxiety and stress, myCompass. Developed by a team of health professionals at the Institute, and funded by the Department of Health and … Continue reading

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Urgently seeking stories from mental health consumers and carers

The NSW Mental Health Commission is urgently seeking stories from mental health consumers and carers about their experiences of seeking hospital based care in a crisis situation.  A discussion paper can be viewed here…   People can email details about … Continue reading

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NFPs Question Mental Health Report

A new National Mental Health Commission report that claims Australians lack basic knowledge about mental illness has been questioned by leading sector Not for Profits. The report, Can we talk… about mental health and suicide is based on anecdotal evidence … Continue reading

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World Federation for Mental Health- Newsletter Feb 2013

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23rd Annual TheMHS Conference

20 – 23 August 2013Melbourne Convention Centre, Melbourne, Victoria“FORGING the FUTURE” Debating issues important to shaping the future in a rapidly changing landscape.  Building on a commitment to a recovery oriented mental health system, this conference will investigate a reform … Continue reading

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Have you had a mental illness? Insurance companies don’t want to know you

MENTAL HEALTH COUNCIL OF AUSTRALIA MEDIA RELEASE People with a history of mental illness are regularly discriminated against when they apply for insurance, according to the Mental Health Council of Australia (MHCA).   The MHCA has heard many shocking stories … Continue reading

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Support for the Psychosis Australia survey of people affected by mental illness

The Mental Illness Fellowship of Australia is undertaking a project on behalf of Psychosis Australia Trust to enable the views of people affected by psychosis including carers, families and friends to be given the right amount of consideration when establishing … Continue reading

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