October in Review Newsletter

bigstockphoto_Sad_Woman_552129[1]Complex trauma: how abuse and neglect can have life-long effects

More recently, research has shown that experiencing trauma early in childhood has a significant impact on the development of the brain and the way it works.




bigstock_Little_Worries_1171694Child-Directed Play Blends Autistic Kids into Group

Research by Dr. Pamela Wolfberg, a professor of special education and communicative disorders at San Francisco State University, provides a solution by developing a different type of play group that focuses on collaborative rather than adult-directed activities.



people-371230_1280Depressed People Believe in Better Life Ahead

A new study finds that even depressed people are optimistic about the future. However, researchers also discovered the positive outlook may not lead to better outcomes.




worried-girl-413690_1920Our mental health system is failing people on the edge

“The Victorian (and possibly national) mental health system needs a complete overhaul to consolidate it into one service that looks after the whole person, no matter what stage of life they’re in.”




King of Hearts A3 Poster FINAL 2Movember Foundation funds the Australasian Centre for Rural and Remote Mental Health to make a difference to men’s mental health 

The Australasian Centre for Rural and Remote Mental Health is delighted to be partnering with Movember to deliver its “Out there, making a difference…” project for men and boys in rural and remote Australia.



This month’s opinion articles written for Mental Health Week and Carers Week by News In Mind’s Editorial Committee members.


Ivan Frkovic

Carers Week 2014: Carers at the centre of our system

Mr Ivan Frkovic, National Operations, Aftercare




david_crosbieTelling our stories… and reflecting our value

Mr David Crosbie, CEO of the Community Council of Australia




Ian WebsterHolistic services needed for people with real problems

Ian W Webster AO: Commissioner, the National Mental Health Commission, 2012-2014 Chair, Australian Suicide Prevention Advisory Council, 1998-2014