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MIND the GaP project underway at the UOW ⋅ Illawarra Mercury

A new purpose-built $2.5 million mental illness facility at the University of Wollongong’s Shoalhaven Campus is officially underway

Tackling Trauma: The Pain Behind The Blue Line ⋅ Huffington Post Australia

Police officers and lawyers dealing with trauma are never truly behind the scenes, they're the ones dealing with the aftermath - or in some... more

Wellness Week tradition continues at St Joseph’s Primary School Denman ⋅ Muswellbrook Chronicle

As part of Wellness Week, students complete no homework, other than home reading, while staff don’t have any meetings rostered.

Governments at all levels failing Australia's First Peoples,' Indigenous leaders ⋅ SBS News

Links between racism and higher rates of suicide among Indigenous Australians has mental health organisation Beyond Blue alarmed.

Higher education: growing focus on students’ mental health ⋅ The Australian

Such is the prevalence of ­mental health among university students that increasingly institutions are being forced to focus their attention... more

Grafton High School to get extra staff and funding after losing three teens to suicide ⋅ Sunday Telegraph

The school’s funding is in addition to 236 new school counselling and school psychology positions that the Department of Education has... more

How your mental illness can impact the money you get from travel insurers ⋅ Triple J - Hack

It may surprise you to learn that insurance companies are able to legally discriminate against people with mental illness.

Watch birds and be in nature for better mental health ⋅ Sydney Morning Herald

A study has found that those who could readily see birds, trees and greenery were less likely to suffer from depression, anxiety and stress.

Prescribing a punch: GPs and PCYC work together to improve youth mental health ⋅ ABC News

A program in which GPs formally refer young patients to their local PCYC for exercise is seeing positive psychological and physical results... more

Night terrors, PTSD and why Sophie the labradoodle goes to university ⋅ ABC News

Ashley's life is changing through good medical help leading to the diagnosis of PTSD, and an introduction to a chocolate labradoodle named... more