From around the web

Focus on Veterans mental health ⋅ The Sunday Telegraph

Battle of the minds: the mental health injuries of Australia’s recent war veterans.

Tradies get together to build hope with HALT ⋅ ABC Central Victoria

Hope, Assistance, Local Tradies. "We are members of the community who want to help in any way we can to support our community."

Crossroads - Rethinking the Australian mental health system ⋅ by Inspire

An additional cost to the taxpayer of $9b if the structure and emphasis of the current system is maintained.

Training police to better respond to people with mental illness ⋅ The Conversation

The recent announcement that New South Wales police will roll out a one-day intensive training program to assist all operational police... more

Abbott told to line up DSP with mental health episodes ⋅ The Australian

NSW Mental Health Commissioner John Feneley has urged the Abbott government to allow people with mental illnesses to move on and off the... more

Call for workplaces to catch up on family-friendly policies ⋅ Sydney Morning Herald

Australian workplaces are playing catch-up with modern families and need family-friendly policies beyond ''mums and bubs''.

Workplace and suicide prevention ⋅ Suicide Prevention Australia

Suicide Prevention Australia (SPA) sees the workplace as playing a vital role in the creation of a suicide safe community.

Seclusion and Restraint Declaration ⋅ National Mental Health Commission

In 2005, all Australian Governments agreed to act to reduce and where possible to eliminate the use of seclusion and restraint.  Despite... more

Treatment rates for mental health conditions soar ⋅ beyondblue

beyondblue has welcomed new research that shows the remarkable growth of treatment rates for mental health conditions in Australia in... more

Ending stigma still biggest hurdle for mental health ⋅ The Northern Star

As the Federal Government announces the terms of reference for the review of mental health services and programs this week, Northern Rivers... more