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Mental Health a Budget Winner

Mental health emerged as one of the big winners from Tuesday’s federal budget, with the government committing an increase of $338 million in mental health funding. Mental health emerged as one of the big winners from Tuesday’s federal budget, with the government committing an increase of $338 million in mental health funding. There was also [...]

By |2018-05-14T15:43:21+00:00May 14th, 2018|Categories: Mental Health & Wellbeing|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Oz Poll Reveals Alarming Impact of Online Abuse Against Women

New research by Amnesty International has revealed the alarming impact that abuse and harassment on social media are having on women in Australia, with women reporting stress, anxiety, or panic attacks as a result of these harmful online experiences. The organisation commissioned an Ipsos MORI online poll which looked at the experiences of 502 women [...]

By |2018-02-09T15:57:52+00:00February 9th, 2018|Categories: Cybersafety|Tags: , , , , , , , |0 Comments

‘Are You Considering Suicide?’

'Are You Considering Suicide?' and other questions to ask your co-workers In a glass conference room in midtown Manhattan, a few dozen employees from Beacon Health Inc.are taking turns asking each other an incredibly awkward question: "Are you having thoughts of suicide?" There's a right way to ask and a wrong way, and they're here [...]

Australia’s Revenge Porn Explosion: Scourge Affects One In Five Australians

REVENGE porn has more than doubled over the past two years and now affects more than one in every five Australians, with teens and people who share “sexual selfies” at greatest risk of becoming victims. The most comprehensive research into the insidious trend, to be released by RMIT University on Monday, also found men and [...]

Five Things Brown People Hear That White People Don’t

Getty Images 1. "Where are you from?" This is a question I'm frequently confronted with, often within moments of meeting someone for the first time. Having been born in Melbourne, I am necessarily from Melbourne. Fact. Nevertheless, I am pressed ever further to divulge the elusive secrets of my mysterious antecedents. I imagine my inquisitor's [...]

Mental Health Services Crisis Diffused as Federal Government Announces Funding Renewal

"In a move worth $300 million, mental health services will have their funding renewed for a further 12 months. The announcement made today by Health Minister Sussan Ley follows a campaign by Mental Health Australia, after some mental health services began to shut down, unsure of future funding. Hundreds of contracts were due to end on [...]

Mental Health Patients Facing Cuts to Crucial Services Amid Funding Uncertainty

Thousands of Australians seeking help for mental health problems face growing uncertainty because federal funding for hundreds of contracts has not been guaranteed after June 30. Seventy mental health groups, including Mental Health Australia, Headspace, and the Black Dog Institute, have written an open letter to Prime Minister Tony Abbott and Health Minister Sussan Ley. [...]

No Singular Revelation

In early 2014, a Sydneysider was filmed racially abusing a young Asian woman on the train, shouting racist insults and loudly mimicking her accent. She then verbally attacked an Anglo-Australian man she presumed to be the woman’s partner. While the community response to the changes to section 18C, and the widespread public condemnation of attacks [...]

The Psychology of S3X Slave Rings

In Britain, malaise is afoot. After news hit that a gang of Pakistani men sexually abused 1,400 girls in one northern town—the fifth such group of Pakistani or Muslim heritage to materialize in just four years—one question lingers: are grooming rings endemic within certain cultures? These rings—groups of men who befriend and establish emotional connections [...]