Media Releases

Robyn Shields

Commission calls for strengthening of independent powers in lead-up to seclusion review19 May 2017

The NSW Mental Health Commission welcomes the inclusion of a Commission representative, the Deputy Commissioner Dr Robyn Shields AM, in a panel of experts appointed by the NSW Government to conduct a... more
Check-up from the neck-up Mental Health Commission of NSW

Free Check-Up from the Neck-Up for Show-goers31 Mar 2017

The sore feet and jostling crowds of the Royal Easter Show are not particularly associated with mental wellbeing, but this year Check-Up from the Neck-Up will come to the rescue of harried show-goers... more
Health Justice Partnerships

Preventing the negative legal-mental health spiral29 Mar 2017

MEDIA RELEASE Local partnerships between legal and health services could act as a powerful early intervention program and improve access to justice for people with mental illness, according to a new... more
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