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Mental health taskforce announced in major review of services ⋅ The Australian

Health Minister Greg Hunt will today establish the mental health advisory group, to be co-chaired by Mental Health Australia CEO Frank... more

Fears life-saving mental health support at risk for thousands of Australians ⋅ ABC News

Advocates fear as many as 200,000 Australians might lose support in transition to NDIS.

Here’s how much it would cost the government to pay everyone who takes care of family with mental illness ⋅ The Conversation

Primary carers for people with mental illness in Australia do so for an average 36 hours per week.

Blue Mountains Grammar School gives students mental health skills to combat youth suicide ⋅ ABC News

A mental health advocate has teamed up with Blue Mountains Grammar School as part of its campaign to promote mental health and wellbeing.

Psychologists on trauma recovery ⋅ SBS News

According to experts, 70 per cent of us will experience trauma in one way or another.

Beyond Blue chair Jeff Kennett to be replaced by former PM Julia Gillard ⋅ ABC News

The prominent organisation was formed by Jeff Kennett in 2000, and he has been its chairman since then.

Men's self-reliance linked to risk of self-harm ⋅ Triple J Hack

For the first time large-scale empirical research has linked notions of what it is to be a man with suicidal thoughts.

Indigenous mental health a human issue ⋅ Charles Sturt University

A Charles Sturt University academic has supported the call by beyondblue to Close the Gap in Indigenous mental health inequality.

New Partnership Shows It’s ‘OK to Not Always Be OK at Work' ⋅ Pro Bono Australia

Disability not for profit EPIC Assist has joined forces with Mental Health at Work to educate employers through a series of workshops.

Creativity linked 'to higher risk of suicide ⋅ Sydney Morning Herald

For the first time, reliable data has shown that the suicide rate among people working in creative roles is significantly higher than the... more