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‘The way we respond to rural suicide is not working’: Centre for Remote and Rural Mental Health

‘The way we respond to rural suicide is not working’: Centre for Remote and Rural Mental Health

THE way we think about and respond to suicide is not working in regional and remote Australia, with a new report showing rural suicide rates are more than 50 per cent higher than in the capital [...]

Mental health plan helps rural areas says Senator

Mental health plan helps rural areas says Senator

A comprehensive health plan to establishes a framework for the health needs of western Queensland will go a long way towards improving the wellbeing of those communities, says LNP Senator Ian Macdonald. Senator Macdonald said the [...]

Where Australian women’s wellbeing sits on a global scale

Where Australian women’s wellbeing sits on a global scale

The wellbeing of Australian women ranks 17th in the world, according to the new global Women, Peace, and Security (WPS) Index, released at the United Nations on October 26. Measuring inclusion, justice, and security for women [...]

Fighting fires at the source by identifying kids who need mental health support

Fighting fires at the source by identifying kids who need mental health support

The word “arsonist” conjures a clear image in our collective cultural imagination: a person whose attraction to fire is so unhealthy, it outweighs their regard for human life and property. However, the profile of someone who [...]

How three women tackled foetal alcohol spectrum disorder in their community

How three women tackled foetal alcohol spectrum disorder in their community

Three Aboriginal women from central Queensland fought for years to have foetal alcohol spectrum disorder recognised in their community. After being ignored for 20 years, something is finally happening. Priscilla Iles, Elaine Williams and Judy Tatow [...]

Murder rates in NT towns of Katherine, Tennant Creek worse than US, Government figures show

Murder rates in NT towns of Katherine, Tennant Creek worse than US, Government figures show

The murder rates in Katherine and Tennant Creek in the Northern Territory are higher than that of the United States, new NT Government figures have shown. According to new crime statistics, there have been seven homicides [...]

Mental health message headed for isolated communities in Antarctic bases

Mental health message headed for isolated communities in Antarctic bases

It is one of the most remote places on Earth, but the physical hardships confronted by expeditioners to Antarctica are not the only challenges they face. Months spent without sunlight, separation from loved ones and disrupted [...]

Critical need for rural mental health care

Critical need for rural mental health care

Meeting the growing demand for mental healthcare in the bush will be critical for the long-term wellbeing of rural and remote patients, and will require the continuing strong focus of governments, the Rural Doctors Association of [...]

Fishermen haunted by depression and stress, says Deakin University

Fishermen haunted by depression and stress, says Deakin University

Stress and fears about the future are contributing to high levels of depression among the nation’s fishermen who are not as highly valued as farmers, says a university researcher. A nationwide survey of the fishing industry [...]

CBH directors talk mental health

CBH directors talk mental health

Four directors of the CBH Group board, including chairman Wally Newman, have shared personal experiences as part of a campaign launched this week to raise awareness of mental health in regional WA. In partnership with the [...]