1st of December


bigstock_Resignation_527483Alcohol and other Drug Council of Australia in voluntary administration after Coalition cuts funding

The Federal Government has withdrawn funding for the national peak body representing the alcohol and drug treatment sector, forcing the immediate closure of the 50-year-old organisation.



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Meet the people who you would never guess would self-harm. Some experts think there is a trend of people with no diagnosed psychological or mental health issues resorting to self-harming. Jenny Brockie asks why people do it and how they broke the cycle.



13 things mentally strong people avoidbigstock_All_Excited_251062

For all the time executives spend concerned about physical strength and health, when it comes down to it, mental strength can mean even more. Particularly for entrepreneurs, numerous articles talk about critical characteristics of mental strength-tenacity, “grit,” optimism, and an unfailing ability as Forbes contributor David Williams says, to “fail up.”



Men and Postnatal Depressionbigstock_Father_Holding_His_Newborn_Bab_4538664

Being a new parent can feel like a roller-coaster ride for both men and women, but some parents experience the additional challenges of postnatal depression.




Phone addicted Aussiesbigstock-Apple-iPhone-with-Social-Media-22890494

One in two Australians couldn’t bear to go without their mobile phones for more than a day, and one in 10 spend up to three hours a day on their phones, a new Not for Profit survey has revealed.




Mentally ill Aussies face lack of supportbigstock-Mental-Health-Warning--32532146

There is an “inhumane” lack of support for mentally ill Australians, according to the head of a government-appointed commission. “We speak about Australia as the ‘lucky country’, but mental health is a weak point,” said Professor Allan Fels, chair of the National Mental Health Commission.



Relax your mind with meditationbigstockphoto_Mindfulness_1686658

What is meditation? It’s a deep relaxation method that stills the mind and stops the constant chatter in your head. When this internal dialogue ceases the mind settles. Because the mind and the body are so closely related, when the mind is still, the body can begin to relax too.



Living with Postnatal Depression : A personal reflectionPeach Tree logo (2)

Postnatal Depression – does the public understand the reality of perinatal (from conception to 24 months after birth), mental illness and the long term effects on the entire family? Debbie Spinks, Founder and Managing Director of Brisbane-based organisation Peach Tree Perinatal Wellness shares her personal journey.