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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+00:00 May 14th, 2018|Categories: Mental Health & Wellbeing|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

The Tragic Truth: Why Regional Kids Are Taking Their Lives

Regional youth are unable to access needed mental health services despite higher rates of mental illness and suicide than their city cousins. A Griffith University study revealed 142 regional Queenslanders aged between 15 and 24 years killed themselves between 2011 and 2013. The study found in regional areas 18 people aged 15-24 died for every [...]

By | 2017-11-06T15:14:36+00:00 November 6th, 2017|Categories: Depression, Mental Illness, Society & Culture, Suicide|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Focusing on Mental Health of Young Workers

Mental health of young workers was the focus this week as the NSW Government, Safework NSW, UNSW and the Mental Health Commission of NSW joined forces to host a series of forums titled ‘Let’s talk Young Workers’ Mental Health Collaboration.’ Minister for Better Regulation Matt Kean said SafeWork NSW is co-hosting along with the university, and [...]

Tony McCorkell Reveals Secrets Of The Wealthy Christian Sect Exclusive Brethren

Members of a wealthy Christian sect are accused of child sexual abuse. Now the man who helped with the cover-up is speaking out. Photo: Getty Images The Royal Commission has examined everything from Sydney's Knox Grammar School to the Jehovah's Witnesses; Cardinal George Pell to Tennis NSW. But not the Exclusive Brethren, a [...]

The Four Charts That Will Terrify You If You, Or Anyone You Love, Has A Mental Illness

Source: By Chitrapa at English Wikipedia For years doctors have complained about the serious underfunding of mental health services. The reason? Most people think it's because performing more surgeries and cutting waiting times in emergency departments wins elections, while making sure someone with schizophrenia is properly supported and medicated in the community doesn't. [...]

How Many Classes Does It Take to Describe Australians? The Answer May Surprise You

gettyimages We don’t often think of ourselves in Australia as belonging to a class-based society. Australians think and talk about social class less than their counterparts in Britain, France and Europe generally. Plus, we don’t tend to think that we have the same level of income inequality as the US. Despite this, newly [...]

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. [...]

Alcohol a Bigger Problem than Ice, Says Jeff Kennett

Former Victorian premier Jeff Kennett has questioned what Tony Abbott's ice taskforce will achieve and appealed for "courageous" leadership on the bigger problem of alcohol. Mr Kennett has called for a total ban on alcohol advertising and sponsorships, saying the key to tackling the ice epidemic is education. His stand was endorsed by the president [...]

By | 2015-04-12T20:02:49+00:00 April 12th, 2015|Categories: Drugs & Alcohol|Tags: , , , , , |2 Comments

6 Ways Australia’s Education System is Failing Our Kids

Amid debates about budget cuts and the rising costs of schools and degrees, there is one debate receiving alarmingly little attention in Australia. We’re facing a slow decline in most educational standards, and few are aware just how bad the situation is getting. These are just six of the ways that Australia’s education system is [...]