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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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Understanding the stigma of Childhood Mental Illness to drive awareness

Understanding the stigma of Childhood Mental Illness to drive awareness

Drugs, violence and sexual abuse, teenage pregnancy, the effects of HIV on the home structure and adjustment to abrupt emotionally taxing situations. These are the most common drivers of mental health issues for young people in [...]

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 [...]

Effects of domestic violence can last up to 16 years: Hunter study

Effects of domestic violence can last up to 16 years: Hunter study

WOMEN who experience domestic violence should be provided with support decades after the abuse ends, as new research shows the legacy on their health could last a lifetime. Deputy director of the Australian Longitudinal Study on Women’s [...]

Men’s Health Week: men urged to speak out on mental health

Men’s Health Week: men urged to speak out on mental health

WHILE nearly three million Australians live with depression and anxiety, only 35 per cent access treatment and just 25 per cent of men ask for help. A Gosnells psychology clinic believes Men’s Health Week is a [...]