$100m Funding Boost for Mental Health Programs

Young Australians seeking help for depression and anxiety will get further assistance with an injection of more than $100 million into school mental health programs and a range of new Headspace centres. Key points: Major funding boost for kids mental health $75 million for new Headspace centres and student mental health programs More funds for [...]

Mandurah Headspace One Step Closer For Youth at Risk

A new headspace centre for Mandurah is one step closer, with the tender process to run an early intervention mental health service for 12 to 25-year-olds now open. WA Primary Health Alliance (WAPHA), the peak planning and commissioning body for primary health care services in WA, is seeking applications from potential service providers to run [...]

By |2017-10-30T16:14:05+11:00October 30th, 2017|Categories: Mental Health & Wellbeing, Society & Culture|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

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. [...]

Girlfriend October 2013

Losing your virginity and double standards for men and women: Girlfriend October 2013 Melinda Tankard Reist The article ‘Like a Virgin’, in the October issue of Girlfriend, argues, quite rightly, that there is a double standard when it comes to men losing their virginity and women losing theirs. “It’s time we stopped talking like virginity [...]

Girl Mag Watch Dolly August 2013

Girl Mag Watch Opening Up About Self-Harm: Dolly August 2013 Melinda Tankard Reist As is often the case, I find the most helpful offering for girls in teen girl magazines can be found in the shared experiences of the girls themselves. A passion of mine is opening up safe spaces for girls to talk about [...]

All teachers must see ‘Bully’, says Headspace CEO

A "GUT-WRENCHING" documentary that exposes the daily abuse copped by bullying victims should be mandatory viewing for teachers, a leading mental health figure has said. Chris Tanti, the CEO of the youth mental health foundation Headspace, says teachers should have to watch Bully, an M-rated American film that tells the story of traumatised young victims. [...]

By |2012-08-17T16:58:02+10:00August 17th, 2012|Categories: Mental Health & Wellbeing, Society & Culture|Tags: , , |0 Comments