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As we race towards the end of the year, the team at Mental Health Australia celebrated the festive season early last week with our annual staff party, and what a year to celebrate. It was a lovely, sunny afternoon – and a chance to thank the staff for their efforts and achievements over this past 12 months.

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Summer for me is usually associated with too much food, lots of afternoon naps, and more time with my kids as they finish up school. However, if the first six days are anything to go by, summer will be a devastating struggle for much of our nation…

General

During this Federal election campaign, Mental Health Australia is asking party leaders to make mental health a priority. Read more about our campaign below.

Newsletters / Bulletins

Yesterday, Mental Health Australia staff took part in a traditional ‘healing circle’, a NAIDOC Week event exploring Aboriginal cultural beliefs around healing or ‘recovery’ and its links to country and community. Aunty Matilda spoke about how, in her own culture, the emphasis is not on the illness, problem or dysfunctional behaviour that needs to be fixed...

Newsletters / Bulletins

This week, the political discourse has included allegations of sexist comments and abuse in the Australian Senate. Subsequently, on ABC breakfast radio, the Senator accused of this sexist abuse said the following...

Media Releases

Mental Health Australia has today published the responses of the major political parties to its call for long-term commitments to mental health reform.

Speeches / Transcripts

On 2 June 2016, Mental Health Australia Chair and Business Council of Australia CEO Jennifer Westacott spoke to the NSW State Parliament and members of the Schizophrenia Fellowship about mental health reform, community and innovation

General

During this Federal election campaign, Mental Health Australia is asking party leaders to make mental health a priority. Read more about our campaign below.

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.

Speeches / Transcripts

UK mental health expert Professor Slade Mike Slade gave a fantastic speech at the Grace Groom Memorial Oration 2015. He discussed a range of issues including...

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