Politics

If we’re to have another inquiry into mental health, it should look at why the others have been ignored

Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews has promised to hold a royal commission into mental health if Labor wins the November state election. Last week’s announcement comes a couple of weeks after the federal government asked the Productivity [...]

Mental health support for farmers must extend to small business owners

The Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman, Kate Carnell welcomes the $5 billion Future Drought Fund to support farmers and communities in rural and regional Australia. Ms Carnell said the focus on expanded mental health [...]

Aussie teachers ‘at rock bottom’

A FORMER teacher has spoken out about the “demoralisation” of her profession and why she left because she was burnt out. Gabbie Stroud became emotional on ABC’s Q and A program when she recounted what she [...]

Youth mental health gets funding boost as demand for services spikes

Morrison government gives $52m to Headspace, including $12.8m for online support to youngsters in rural areas Australia’s mental health services will receive a $52m boost in an attempt to cut waiting times for desperate teenagers struggling [...]

$9 million boost for youth mental health

The Government has recently allocated more funding for youth mental health. Photo: Thinkstock The Morrison Government will invest $9 million to boost mental health support for young Australians through Orygen’s National Centre of Excellence in Youth [...]

Three charts on: why rates of mental illness aren’t going down despite higher spending

Successive Australian governments have increased their spending on mental health over the last few decades, which is a good thing. But when the rate of mental illness isn’t going down, we need to step back and [...]

Hunt announces $160m for mental health

A national funding boost will help address service gaps for Australians with mental illness and psychosocial disability to who aren’t covered by the National Disability Insurance Scheme, according to a peak mental health body. Health Minister [...]

NSW Budget $2.1 billion for mental health and infrastructure overhaul

More than 260 additional mental health workers, strengthened community care and upgrades to mental health infrastructure are set to be delivered by a record NSW Government spend on mental health in the State Budget. Member for [...]

Mental health should be a key topic for Australian leaders

Being off work can be a major cause of mental illnesses such as depression or anxiety. Prolonged absence from work, for example due to a physical injury or illness, significantly reduces the likelihood of a person [...]

Aged-care residents to gain better mental health services from budget

The federal government will send psychologists and other mental health professionals into aged-care homes across Australia under one of its budget measures, offering hope to tens of thousands of residents with psychiatric disorders who are now [...]