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Today’s Draft Report from the Productivity Commission Inquiry into Mental Health mentions the word ‘more’ over 1500 times, because clearly there is a lot more to do. The word ‘less’ is mentioned half that amount, and even less, if you consider the words ‘regardless’, ‘less-likely’ and ‘homelessness’ in context. In short, we can’t find anywhere in the 1261 pages where the Draft Report suggests ‘to do less’ to improve our mental system.

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In a week where an 8-year-old Canberra school girl successfully persuaded Kelloggs to start using 'awesome girls' in their advertising, an ABC journalist had to publicly air allegations of sexual harassment to be taken seriously. Both these stories have reminded me of the daily struggle for gender equality and respect in this country; a struggle which directly impacts the mental health of many...

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Today marks the culmination of some very important work we’ve been undertaking, alongside some of our member organisations, for almost a year. We are very pleased to release the final report of the Optimising Psychosocial Support Project...

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Another week in federal politics and unfortunately another leadership spill, the sixth I’ve experienced since starting as CEO at Mental Health Australia in 2011. What does it all mean for mental health in Australia?..

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Another week in federal politics and unfortunately another leadership spill, the sixth I’ve experienced since starting as CEO at Mental Health Australia in 2011. What does it all mean for mental health in Australia?..

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Another week in federal politics and unfortunately another leadership spill, the sixth I’ve experienced since starting as CEO at Mental Health Australia in 2011. What does it all mean for mental health in Australia?..

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Another week in federal politics and unfortunately another leadership spill, the sixth I’ve experienced since starting as CEO at Mental Health Australia in 2011. What does it all mean for mental health in Australia?..

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We started the year by linking arms with the Royal Flying Doctors Service (RFDS) to highlight an important issue around the lack of quality and accessible mental health services in rural and remote Australia...

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Last week I enjoyed being part of the National Mental Health Commission Australian Mental Health Leaders Fellowship program. A new initiative that follow the proud legacy of the Future Leaders Programme for consumers and carers established in 2014...

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Twenty five years ago I took up a position at the Australian Medical Association helping general practitioners adapt to computerised medical records in their practices. Dusty wads of paper, index cards, photocopies and facsimiles were to be replaced by digital files...

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