Mental Health Victoria Media Monitor Archive

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A third of children experience mental health issues after concussion, research finds [ABC]

ACTU, mental health groups and academics call on Cash to back reforms to protect mental health at work [ACTU]

Concerns Australia's mental health system not coping with demand (VIDEO) [ABC]

Deaths prompt mental health Medicare push [The West Australian]

‘Just putting out fires’: how police remain the default frontline in mental health crisis [The Guardian]

Linda Reynolds says Coalition will keep ‘some form’ of independent NDIS assessments

Mates in construction: suicide prevention is finally in focus [Building Connection]

Mental health services under threat as COVID-19 pushes Australia to 'crisis' point, experts say [ABC]

Monash to help deliver mental health action program in Australian schools [Mirage News]

Navigating a confusing and complex mental health system: a guide to care [The Guardian]

Public servants should take a wellbeing-led approach to COVID-19 recovery, leaders say [The Mandarin]

Spike in demand for perinatal mental health support [ABC]

The rise of pop-psychology: can it make your life better, or is it all snake-oil?[The Conversation]

Water allocation uncertainty swirls around Paradise Dam, sparking mental health fears [ABC]

‘We can’t afford not to act’: experts on their hopes for mental health in Australia’s budget

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Ambulance Victoria plan finds right aid for mental health patients 

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'A landmark event': 9,000 principals unite to tackle mental health crisis [The Educator]

Barriers to reform: why good policy ideas get left on the shelf [Croakey]

Doctor with patients from Stolen Generations fears NDIS reforms will be 'traumatic and triggering' [SBS]

Interactive health workshops for emergency service crews [Mail-Times]

It’s rare to be able to tell the truth – here’s what’s wrong with the mental health system [The Guardian]

‘Lives being wasted’: how Australia’s mental health system lets young people down [The Guardian]

More than half of Australians will experience trauma, most before they turn 17. We need to talk about it [The Conversation]

New authority could transform Māori health, but only if it’s a leader, not a partner [The Conversation]

Prevention, not cure: ‘We can’t just approach mental health from the disease end' [The Guardian]

Urgent need to find safe ways for patients to withdraw from antidepressants, survey finds [The Guardian]

We know how to tackle Australia's suicide crisis, but success depends on swift government action [ABC]

Why is mental healthcare treatment among children and young adults so low? [Impact/Monash University]

Yes, ADHD could explain some of Andrew Laming’s behaviour. But it doesn’t make it OK [The Conversation]

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Mental health support when and where it's needed (by MHV CEO Angus Clelland) [The Courier]

South-west suicide support program The Way Back launched [The Standard] 

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COVID a watershed, says Lifeline boss [Canberra Times]

Disability advocates welcome move to pause independent assessments [Pro Bono News]

Electric dreams - the future of mental healthcare is digital [Straits Times]

How intimate partner violence affects children’s health [The Conversation]

‘Like hunting for unicorns’: Australians on the search for adequate, affordable mental healthcare [The Guardian]

Mental health initiatives are having an impact in rural Australia, experts say [ABC]

Minimum ratio of school psychologists needed as mental illness soars [Sydney Morning Herald]

‘People are walking around with really high levels of distress’: Australia’s regional mental health plight [The Guardian]

Pharmacists are on the frontline of Australia's mental health battle, but they're often overlooked [ABC]

Recognising children as victims of crime in their own right [Pro Bono News]

Road to nowhere: New Zealanders struggle to get the help they need, 2 years on from a funding boost for mental health services [The Conversation]

TAL partners with virtual healthcare provider [Business Insurance Australia]

'The worst it’s ever been’: Guardian readers tell us about Australia’s mental health system [The Guardian]

Three Ways Virtual Reality Could Transform Mental Health Treatment [eMHIC]

VACC’s mental health agenda, Program to identify and prevent mental health issues now available through the VACC [Go Auto News]

Wimmera mental-health centre part of Horsham discussions [The Weekly Advertiser]


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Body image campaign targets Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities slipping through the cracks [Pro Bono]

Free education workshops build capacity in community for suicide prevention [The Courier] 

Kiwi Charity Expands To 58 Countries With International Association For Suicide Prevention Partnership [Scoop]

Mental health training for accounting profession officially launched [Public Accountant]

More kids are being diagnosed with ADHD for borderline (yet challenging) behaviours. Our new research shows why that’s a worry [The Conversation]

NDIS independent assessments forget that food fuels function [National Tribune]

Why community-based services are vital for building mental health resilience [Pro Bono]


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Art helps veterans and first responders heal from post-traumatic stress and depression [ABC]

Aussies didn't skip GP trip in COVID times [Canberra Times]

Australia's $1bn disability employment service criticised over poor outcomes and reduced employment [The Guardian]

Australia’s Paid Parental Leave scheme improves mental health among women [HRD]

Could microdosing be as good as yoga for your mood? It’s not that big a stretch [The Conversation]

Depression, burnout, insomnia, headaches: how a toxic and sexist workplace culture can affect your health [The Conversation]

Developing a systems approach to enable patient navigation [Croakey]

Mental illness must not become a political football [The Guardian]

Pressure grows on Morrison government to halt new NDIS assessment plan [The Guardian]

Regional Victoria in the mental health spotlight [The Courier]

Suffering in silence: people who use drugs overlooked in mental health [The Bulletin]

Supporting cognitive and mental health in young Australians [Monash]

Swinburne and Medibank extend first-of-its-kind partnership [Swinburne]

The cruel lottery of access to mental health treatment in Australia infuriates me [The Guardian]

The true cost of the government’s changes to JobSeeker is incalculable. It’s as if it didn’t learn from Robodebt

'Unique space' to boost mental health in Ballarat businesses 


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Aussie kids in crisis calling Kids Helpline every minute, shocking new statistics show [NT News]

Geelong’s latest development news for week of March 29 (The construction of a new, 16-bed mental health facility for public patients at the McKellar Centre in North Geelong will start in coming months) [Geelong Advertiser]

One to five-year-old children still experiencing COVID anxiety: survey [NT News]



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You don’t need to see a psychologist to realise permanent telehealth is a no-brainer [New Daily]

One veteran on average dies by suicide every 2 weeks. This is what a royal commission needs to look at [The Conversation]

Co-design space offers new era of mental health care [RACGP]

Youth anxiety and depression are at record levels. Mental health hubs could be the answer [The Conversation]

Mental health crisis: Why the suicide rate for veterinarians is so high [9 News]

Ditching PowerPoint for falls prevention: Aged care training to provide more practical skills [Sydney Morning Herald]

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Push for mental health probe to visit Geelong [Geelong Advertiser]



Week ending Friday 19 March 2021
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Evidence shows mental illness isn’t a reason to doubt women survivors [The Conversation]

National survey finds safety and affirmation essential fundamental needs for LGBTQA+ young people [ABC]

Push to tackle children’s mental health in primary schools [The Age]

Mental health reports provide a template for nation [Mirage News]

Spending time in nature has always been important, but now it’s an essential part of coping with the pandemic [The Conversation]

ASIC v TAL Federal Court decision highlights poor practices of insurers in relation to mental health [Mirage News]

Northern Grampians council backs resilience in schools [Weekly Advertiser]

Push to tackle children’s mental health in primary schools [The Age]

‘People are fatigued’: Mental health services still in high demand [SMH]

Mental health pilot program expands to more primary schools [Open Forum]

The debate around mental illness, trauma, and memory [ABC]

Shifting Gears: success stories and way-points on the road to consumer-centred health care [Croakey]

Transforming mental health care through lived experience [Pursuit/UniMelb] 

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Royal comission mental health recommendations must take into account rural context [Weekly Times]

Mental health in regional Victoria: Shocking extent of suicide laid bare [Weekly Times}

Advocates plead for youth mental health beds [Geelong Advertiser]

Barwon Health monthly jobs tally rises from 93 to 160 [Geelong Advertiser]

Rural Outreach Program trial receives positive community support [Ararat Advertiser]