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MIND the GaP project underway at the UOW ⋅ Illawarra MercuryA 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 AustraliaPolice 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 ChronicleAs part of Wellness Week, students complete no homework, other than home reading, while staff don’t have any meetings rostered.
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 AustralianSuch 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 TelegraphThe school’s funding is in addition to 236 new school counselling and school psychology positions that the Department of Education has... more
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 HeraldA study has found that those who could readily see birds, trees and greenery were less likely to suffer from depression, anxiety and stress.
A program in which GPs formally refer young patients to their local PCYC for exercise is seeing positive psychological and physical results... more
Ashley's life is changing through good medical help leading to the diagnosis of PTSD, and an introduction to a chocolate labradoodle named... more