mental health

Submission

The Mental Health Australia Submission on the Draft Fifth National Mental Health Plan

Submission

Mental Health Australia releases its submission to the Senate Economics Legislation Committee’s inquiry into the Budget Savings (Omnibus) Bill, focusing on government proposals to remove DSP from certain people in psychiatric detention.

Media Releases

Mental Health Australia has renewed its call for the development of long term suicide reduction targets following today’s release of devastating suicide data...

Media Releases

Mental Health Australia is concerned housing affordability stress is negatively impacting the mental health of low income Australians, following the release of...

Media Releases

Today the Human Rights Division of the Victoria Civil and Administrative Tribunal delivered its findings regarding the case of Ella Ingram vs QBE Insurance. The Tribunal found in favour of Ms Ingram, awarding her financial compensation.

Media Releases

Ella Ingram – the 21-year-old student who refused to accept insurance giant QBE’s decision to deny her travel insurance claim – has won a landmark victory against discrimination in the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal.

Mental Health in Multicultural Australia Project

The Mental Health in Multicultural Australia (MHiMA) project is funded by the Australian Government, Department of Health, to provide a national focus for advice and support to providers and governments on mental health and suicide prevention for people from culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) backgrounds. This involves representation and support for CALD communities’ interests in the mental health sector and raising awareness of mental illness and suicide prevention in CALD communities.

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Perspectives Newsletter - September 2015.

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Perspectives Newsletter - September 2015. We hear a lot about what we can do to prevent physical illnesses, but most of us rarely think about the sorts of things we can do to protect and promote mental wellbeing. The Act-Belong-Commit campaign is a world first mental health promotion program developed by Curtin University in Western Australia. The campaign is unique in that it targets the whole population and is focussed on mental health, rather than mental illness.

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Perspectives Newsletter - September 2015. Australia’s first royal commission into family violence will wrap up public hearings after four weeks of evidence from victims, advocates and support services. We’ve learnt that the impacts of early experiences of family violence and child abuse are often both significant and long-term. However, until recently, society has continued to ignore and stigmatise the daily challenges often experienced by the five million Australian adults living with the effects of childhood trauma and abuse.

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