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For people at risk of mental illness, having access to treatment early can help

How can we best help Australians who are at risk of developing a mental health disorder? A new recommendation to expand the Better Access initiative would open up government-subsidised psychological care to this effect. The recommendation is one of 14 put forward by the Mental Health Reference Group, part of the Medicare Benefits Schedule Review [...]

‘Desperately Needed’ Youth Mental Health Services Tackle ‘Missing Middle’

NEW early intervention services will roll out across the (Hunter) region in a bid to meet the needs of young people with, or at risk of, severe mental illness. Youth Complex Mental Health Services will target young people living in the Upper Hunter. “The aim of these services is to fill a gap that Professor [...]

‘My brain goes insane’: The rise and rise of mental illness among Kiwi teens

In a split second, her body would heat up. Her eyesight would start to go, leaving her with tunnel vision. And, if she wasn't careful, she would start to hyperventilate. As she sat in the classroom of her Taranaki high school, 17-year-old Nuutea Itchner's anxiety would render her mute and she would be unable to [...]

NDIS Big Impact on Mental Health Services in ACT

A new report adds to mounting evidence that people with mental illness and psychosocial disability are not being well served by the NDIS. The report, ‘When the NDIS came to the ACT – A story of Hope and Disruption in the Mental Health Sector’, looks at whether the introduction of the NDIS in the ACT [...]

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Rural and Remote Mental Health Services in Need of Overhaul

Mental health services in rural and remote areas needs a complete overhaul according to the National Rural Health Alliance, which has found there are only two psychiatrists for every 100,000 people in remote Australia. NRHA undertook new analysis on the prevalence of mental health professionals in country regions, as part of its submission to the [...]

It’s Not Just College Students. Higher Education Itself Is Experiencing A Mental Health Crisis

Pixabay Images Graduation: classically peppered by parties, gifts, and champagne toasts to the happy memories of university life. Not all the seniors donning their caps and gowns during this year’s commencement season will be leaving behind four years of joy and wonder, however. Far from it. For tens of thousands, the college experience [...]

Children Bullied by Peers ‘at Greater Mental Health Risk’

Children who are bullied are at greater risk of mental health problems in later life than those who are maltreated by adults, according to research. The authors of the study say it is time that bullying is taken more seriously. They found children who were bullied were five times more likely to experience anxiety and [...]

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 [...]