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Former AFP psychologists call for agency to reinstate peer support program ⋅ Sydney Morning Herald

The push is supported by mental health experts and the federal police union.

Government to act on military mental health ⋅

A landmark report by the National Mental Health Commission has made 23 recommendations, based on input from 3200 people in the defence... more

Turnbull Government should set national suicide reduction target, mental health advocates say ⋅ ABC News

The renewed push follows a meeting of the Council of Australian Governments Health Council last week, when it announced it would develop... more

Julia Gillard on joining Beyond Blue and helping people struggling with mental illness ⋅ ABC News

A transcript of Julia Gillard's speech at Adelaide University in her capacity as the new chair of Beyond Blue.

Online mental health treatments are proven to reduce depression ⋅ Sydney Morning Herald

The international meta-analysis, published in JAMA Psychiatry found self-guided online cognitive behavioural therapy "can provide treatment... more

Driving to Health project looks at how apps can help mental health of taxi drivers ⋅ Sydney Morning Herald

The University of Melbourne is conducting a world-first study examining digital technologies' impact on the mental health and wellbeing of... more

OneWave supporters in fluoro line Bondi Beach for men's mental health ⋅ ABC News

Grant Trebilco, 36, was hospitalised to treat bipolar in 2012, and once he was released, he turned to surfing to help manage the illness.

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.