Media Releases

Medication and mental illness postcard

Empowering mental health medications users2 Feb 2017

New resources released this month will empower people with mental illness and their families to discuss medication issues with their health professionals.

New Deputy Commissioners announced12 Dec 2016

NSW Mental Health Commissioner John Feneley today welcomed the appointment of three Deputy Commissioners, whose diverse professional expertise and personal experiences bring valuable new perspectives... more
Insights in Recovery Guide

New resource provides clinicians with firsthand insights on recovery from eating disorders30 Nov 2016

MEDIA RELEASE Advice from more than 100 Australians who have experienced an eating disorder on what aided their recovery has been captured in a new resource for clinicians. Insights in Recovery: A... more

Mental wellbeing check shows we need to talk2 Nov 2016

MEDIA RELEASE When you invite random Sydneysiders on a busy CBD thoroughfare to tell you about the state of their mental wellbeing, what do you find? The answer is a significant proportion of people... more
Check-up from the neck-up NSW

Get a free ‘check-up from the neck-up’ for Mental Health Month19 Oct 2016

MEDIA RELEASE Sydneysiders will have a chance to get a ‘check-up from the neck-up’ tomorrow (Thursday 20 October) as part of wellbeing activities being held to mark Mental Health Month. The Mental... more

Emergency services unite to tackle mental health12 Oct 2016

MEDIA RELEASE The confronting work of NSW’s emergency services can lead to severe mental distress, but a new cross-agency strategy launched today takes powerful steps to protect and support front-... more
Check-up from the neck-up NSW

Free ‘check-up from the neck-up’ marks Mental Health Month4 Oct 2016

Sydneysiders will have a chance to get a ‘check-up from the neck-up’ as part of wellbeing activities being held to mark Mental Health Month this October. The Mental Health Commission of NSW will... more
Dr Arthur Evans

Taking mental health to the streets31 Aug 2016

A new approach that has taken mental health out of the clinic and onto the streets will be showcased by the Mental Health Commission of NSW today. In a guest lecture, the innovator, clinical... more
The Effectiveness of Services Led or Run by Consumers in Mental Health - Sax Institute - NSW Mental Health Commission

Review finds consumer-operated services are effective in supporting recovery2 Aug 2016

Mental health services controlled and run by people with lived experience of mental illness (‘consumers’) are effective in supporting recovery, according to a report released today by the Mental... more
Living well at work community event

Free community event to tackle mental illness stigma in the workplace26 May 2016

MEDIA RELEASE The Mental Health Commission of NSW will host a free community event in Parramatta on Thursday 26 May 2016 to expose and challenge the issue of mental illness stigma in the workplace. A... more

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