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24/7 support for the homeless

24/7 support for the homeless

The CBD’s homeless people will get 24/7 mental health support from Northwestern Mental Health Service (NMHS) and Victoria Police from July 1.  Currently NMHS in Parkville provides mental health treatment to the homeless from 2-10pm each [...]

Laws ‘detrimental to doctors’ mental health’ to be changed

Laws ‘detrimental to doctors’ mental health’ to be changed

The federal government will make changes to the controversial mandatory reporting laws which have been blamed for being “detrimental and even dangerous to doctors’ health”. A spokesperson for Health Minister Greg Hunt said the federal government will [...]

The crippling impact of mental health on small business owners

The crippling impact of mental health on small business owners

Many small business owners are already aware of the potential costs associated with workplace health and safety, but most don’t consider the risks to themselves and their employees outside of typical workplace accidents. Our idea of [...]

NSW mental health review opened to public

NSW mental health review opened to public

Public comment is being sought on seclusion, restraint and observation practices at NSW health facilities following disturbing footage of a patient’s finals days in Lismore Base Hospital. Miriam Merten died at the hospital in June 2014 [...]

Men’s group ‘working out’ mental health stigmas

Men’s group ‘working out’ mental health stigmas

A  FORMER New Zealand infantry soldier is opening up about his feelings, smashing down mental health barriers for men. Manward is the forward-thinking initiative cooked up by David Okeby about 12 months ago, where young to [...]

Redefining community attitudes about mental health and suicide

Redefining community attitudes about mental health and suicide

THE NUMBERS: A summary of Australian suicide statistics. Source: Mindframe. Suicide is an important public health concern that is having a devastating impact on families and communities countrywide. Tragically, in New South Wales, almost twice as [...]

State Govt to address men’s mental health issues

State Govt to address men’s mental health issues

HEALTH Minister Roger Cook visited Graylands Hospital last Thursday to announce funding to address the alarming rate of suicide in men in farming communities, and to develop a statewide Men’s Health and Wellbeing Policy. The Minister [...]

When to take a mental health day

When to take a mental health day

Mental health issues are one of the most common forms of illness in Australia with 3 million of us currently living with anxiety or depression alone. But it’s not just our personal lives that are affected [...]

NSW budget 2017-2018: $20 million boost for mental health reform

NSW budget 2017-2018: $20 million boost for mental health reform

Emily Fahey has been lumped with three unwelcome companions since she was 11 years old. She just didn’t know it.  “I thought it was normal to feel constantly worried and stressed. I didn’t completely understand something [...]

Specialist workers to detect family violence perpetrators in drug and alcohol treatment

Specialist workers to detect family violence perpetrators in drug and alcohol treatment

SPECIALIST workers will be rolled out across Victoria to try to curb family violence attacks made by people with drug, alcohol or mental health issues. It is hoped, the family violence advisers, embedded within major alcohol [...]