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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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Victoria Commits $500,000 For LGBTQ Mental Health Ahead Of ‘Damaging’ Plebiscite

Victoria Commits $500,000 For LGBTQ Mental Health Ahead Of ‘Damaging’ Plebiscite

CANBERRA — The federal government seems to have temporarily shelved its plan to hold a plebiscite on marriage equality, but the Victorian government is still preparing for the “damaging” national vote by boosting funding to LGBTQ [...]

ACT mental health budget focus still on crisis instead of prevention

ACT mental health budget focus still on crisis instead of prevention

Most of the ACT mental health funding in this year’s budget will again go to the “ambulance at the bottom of the cliff”, rather than helping prevent people falling off the precipice. While the government has [...]

Health doesn’t know coverage of $80m mental illness support

Health doesn’t know coverage of $80m mental illness support

Federal officials admit they have no way of knowing how many people with severe mental illness will be supported by a last-minute funding intervention to plug an emerging gap between old community support and the National [...]

Mental health panel encourages farmers to keep talking

Mental health panel encourages farmers to keep talking

WHEN it comes to mental health, the most important thing you can do is to have discipline for dealing with the things that upset you, according to beyondblue founder and chairman, Jeff Kennett. The former Victorian [...]

Greg Warren addresses mental health crisis in State Parliament

Greg Warren addresses mental health crisis in State Parliament

The campaign to improve Campbelltown Hospital’s mental health units has now reached State Parliament, after the children’s facility was described as part of the “crisis in mental health care.” Campbelltown state Labor MP Greg Warren today [...]

Govt mental health review ‘a claytons inquiry’

Govt mental health review ‘a claytons inquiry’

A Ballina health practitioner has described the state’s recently announced review into mental health services as ‘sweeping under the carpet’ and is calling for local residents to contact their local MPs about it. Ballina [...]

Budget helps veterans

Budget helps veterans

Local veterans groups in Rockingham have welcomed the Federal Government’s Budget announcement outlining more than $300 million in funding to help combat veterans mental health issues. As part of the Turnbull Government’s mental health Budget package, [...]