Mental Health Victoria Media Monitor Archive

WEEK ENDING FRIDAY 20 AUGUST 2021
 
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AFL Partners With Lifeline Australia For Round 23 [Ministry of Sport]

Annual high claims report reveals rise in mental health treatment [Health Dispatch]

Clare's trying to move home to Victoria to get support for her mental illness. But the state won't let her in [ABC]

COVID-19 lockdowns bring chance to check in and tap into #chatstarter [Hunter Valley News]

COVID-19 highlights Victoria's poor mental health infrastructure and lack of funding, experts say [ABC] 

eftpos and Beyond Blue partner to support mental health, including young Australians and small business [Beyond Blue]

For an inclusive needs-driven National Disability Insurance Scheme [Green Left]

For refugees in Australia, life during COVID lockdowns recalls the trauma of war and persecution [The Conversation]

Mental health: An important building block in construction [Building Connection]

Mental health leaders urge Australia to learn to live with COVID [Sydney Morning Herald]

Mental health our fastest-growing hospital admission [Mirage News]

Most businesses still haven't learnt their work-from-home lesson [Hepburn Advocate]

‘No end in sight’: Tech billionaire warns on growing mental health toll [WA Today]

Overwhelming response sees GP mental health scholarship numbers double [RACGP]

Pandemic fatigue [ABC Radio National]

Tele-tech solution for mental health care [Retail Pharmacy Magazine]

Victoria weighs more student support as long lockdown ‘tests resolve’ [Brisbane Times]

Why lockdown is harder this time around [Money]

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Central Goldfields Shire launches new mental health materials [Bendigo Advertiser]

Covid-19: Victorian chief health officer Brett Sutton backs calls for a mental health commander [The Australian]

Mental health support: Residential centre to be built for infants and kids under 11 [The Mercury]

Teenage suicides could be sign of pandemic mental health toll [The Australian]

Treating the ‘shadow pandemic’ [The Australian]

Watchdog: Locked down young people ‘overwhelmed, anxious, isolated’ [The Australian]

 
WEEK ENDING FRIDAY 13 AUGUST 2021
 
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AFG launches broker mental health support [Australian Broker]

Art, drama and music lower stress. Here’s what you need to know if you’re thinking of taking arts in years 11 and 12 [The Conversation]

Concern over young people's mental health [Jimboola Times]

COVID-19 restrictions could have long-term effects for people with disabilities, advocates say [ABC]

COVID-19 pandemic taking a crushing toll on mental health of tradies [ABC]

GPs urged to get more veteran patients on care plans after mental health budget boost [The Standard]

Higher uptake of e-mental health services with GP referral [RACGP]

Increased incarceration of First Nations women is interwoven with the experience of violence and trauma [The Conversation]

Lockdown leave: why you should still take a holiday even if you can’t go anywhere [The Guardian]

Lockdowns make people lonely. Here are 3 steps we can take now to help each other [The Conversation]

Mental health support found lacking during COVID [Education Today]

Mental health system should adopt an 'open every door' approach [Health Times]

Paid work, care work, mental labour: The triple load impacting women’s health [Women's Agenda]

Poor housing has direct impact on mental health during COVID lockdowns, study finds [ABC]

The Casting Guild of Australia launches new video as actor mental health reaches crisis point [Campaign Brief]

The stories and struggles behind entrenched disadvantage [Pro Bono]

‘When you get home it’s really lonely’: new research shows how athletes cope with post-Olympic life [The Conversation]

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#ChatStarter: New program to support young mental health [The Australian]

Australians call Butterfly Foundation with reports of eating disorders rising [The Mercury]

Scramble to cut ties with disability assessors [The Australian]

South-west Victoria's mental health staff shortages hitting hard [Southern Cross]

 
 
WEEK ENDING FRIDAY 6 AUGUST 2021
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Advocates call for change as social housing crisis reaches new heights [Pro Bono]

Australians are 3 times more worried about climate change than COVID. A mental health crisis is looming [The Conversation]

Lifeline records highest daily number of calls ever amid lockdowns [The Mercury]

Simone Biles receives praise for prioritising her mental health [The Guardian]

Supporting the mental health of the entire community [The Standard]

‘Terrifying, cold and a lot of loud noises’: Homeless young people falling through safety net [The Age]

‘You think they have got it all’: Worrying surge in alcohol callouts to Victorian homes [Sydney Morning Herald]

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Ballarat's Dr Mohammed Al Naima sees more patients with mental health concerns during COVID [The Courier]

Bullying trauma just as harmful as substance abuse, according to a new study [Daily Telegraph]

Geelong projects to serve mental health needs, including city health hub and McKellar Centre boost [Herald Sun]

Kids Helpline sees surge in five-year-old children seeking mental health assistance during COVID-19 lockdowns [The West Australian]

Major funding boost for Headspace's youth mental health program in Ballarat [The Courier]

Mental health workers at Warrnambool Base Hospital strike over pay, conditions [The Standard]

New campaign ‘Work that Matters’ aims to help skilled disability workforce [Disability Insider]

Regional areas being left behind when it comes to mental health funding [The Courier]

 
WEEK ENDING FRIDAY 30 JULY 2021
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‘Anorexia coach’: sexual predators online are targeting teens wanting to lose weight. Platforms are looking the other way [The Conversation]

Creating mentally healthy pharmacies [National Tribune]

‘Die of cold or die of stress?’: Social housing is frequently colder than global health guidelines [The Conversation]

Grampians Community Health to provide new aged care mental health support [Stawell Times]

Homelessness shouldn’t be inevitable for women and children escaping family violence [Pro Bono]

‘I just feel anxious all the time’: Huge mental toll of COVID on young people revealed [Pro Bono]

“Instagram therapy” and how women use social media for mental-health support, solidarity [The Conversation]

Pigeons’ focus in on wellbeing program (Seymour Telegraph]

Students seek ‘no-questions-asked’ mental health days to ease COVID-19 stress [The Age]

Suicide rates rise with remoteness, and rural men, youth, elderly most at risk [ABC]

Support pours in for gymnastics superstar Simone Biles after Olympic withdrawal to look after mental health [SBS]

The NDIS National Workforce Plan – We need a broader understanding of workplace innovation [Pro Bono]

Victoria's young anxious about COVID-19's impact on education, Mission Australia survey shows [ABC]

When it comes to violence against women, doing nothing does harm [Pro Bono]

Yarns from the heart: the role of Aboriginal English in Indigenous health communication [The Conversation]

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Calls to crisis lines jump in NSW and Victoria as lockdowns linger [The Australian]

 
WEEK ENDING FRIDAY 23 JULY 2021
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Afford introduces new support service as COVID-19 restrictions continue to challenge the mental wellbeing of Australians with disability [PR Wire]

Aust workers stand up on wellbeing, values [Jimboola Times]

Free mental health coaching available for regional Victorians [The Mandarin]

Gender-specific health programs address important issues, but risk creating new biases [The Conversation]

Improved mental health programs being rolled out across regional and remote communities across Victoria [ABC]

McKellar expansion to help meet mental health demand [Geelong Times]

Mental health ≠ wellbeing [University of Melbourne]

Mental health is becoming our biggest lockdown concern [Sydney Morning Herald]

Mental health support packages for Vic, SA and NSW [ABC]

Probe finds Vic police force was lawful [The West]

Rise of self-harm and use of mental health services since COVID pandemic began, new data reveals [ABC]

The problem with employment services: providers profit more than job seekers [The Conversation]

Tokyo Olympics: Australia leads the way in key area of mental preparedness [The Canberra Times]

‘Unethical and cruel’: Victorians wait months for help as mental health sector hits limit [The Age]

Victorian women deserve a better mental health system [Brisbane Times]

Who cares for the carers through Australia's mental health and wellbeing crisis? [Health Times]

 
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Employees prioritising mental health above promotions [AFR]

Employers must act on mental health, says Atlassian CEO Mike Cannon-Brookes [The Australian]

Suicide prevention Ballarat: Vital need in how we reach young people {Lithgow Mercury]

 
 
WEEK ENDING FRIDAY 16 JULY 2021
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Always-on employees at risk of poor mental health, stroke: research [Sydney Morning Herald]

An investment in social housing for domestic violence survivors could save Australia billions [Pro Bono]

Australia’s first women-only mental health hospital will tackle soaring rates of illness [The Age]

Covid’s mental health toll: one in five Australians report high levels of psychological distress [The Guardian]

Gateway gives care to carers [The Senior]

National Diabetes Week 2021 seeks to end the blame and shame [Central Western Daily]

National resource to improve young mother’s mental health receives funding [Western Sydney University]

NDIS independent assessments are off the table for now. That’s a good thing – the evidence wasn’t there [Pro Bono]

‘Nothing about us without us’: The government should include the disabled when reforming the NDIS [The Age]

Poor understanding of mental health stifles employment [The Age]

Young people, COVID-19, and accessible mental health options [Insight Plus]

Youth mental health crisis [Star Weekly]

Zoetis and Beyond Blue partner to support the mental health of our vets [Australian Dog Lover]

 
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Research reveals less COVID-19 impact on mental health in regional areas [Illawarra Mercury]

Truckies’ mental health essential, says incoming Australia Post CEO [AFR]

 
 
WEEK ENDING FRIDAY 9 JULY 2021
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A plea from the frontline of violence against women: You can’t end it without our help [WA Today]

Aussies warned about 'pandemic fatigue' [Flinders News]

Beyond Blue pays tribute to founding Board Director and former Deputy Chair John McGrath AM [Mirage News]

Criticism of the mental health system should not be equated with Scientology [Simon Katterl Consulting]

Grampians Community Health investing in more staff as community challenges continue [Stawell Times]

‘Happy hookers’: how prescribing creativity might help wellbeing [The Guardian]

Healing among Indigenous people is more crucial now than ever. Here’s a way forward [The Guardian]

Health and wellbeing hub open [Ballarat Times]

Health experts warn young people are at centre of impending mental health crisis following COVID [ABC]

Mindstep is helping people with anxiety [Retail Pharmacy Magazine]

NDIS Minister says independent assessments model is 'dead', in win for disability advocates [ABC]

Open-plan office noise increases stress and worsens mood: we’ve measured the effects [The Conversation]

Researchers to study long-term mental health impacts of COVID separation [The Australian]

Safe haven: Highton supported living apartments the first in state rollout [Geelong Times]

Study calls for changes to treatment for Indigenous mental health [UQ]

Support for mental health in business [Gold FM]

What did the public say about the government’s Indigenous Voice co-design process? [The Conversation]

Young Australians faced unique challenges even before the pandemic. Neglecting them jeopardises the country’s future [The Conversation]

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Headspace Warrnambool, south-west Victoria gets mental health funding boost [The Standard]

Why more older women are facing homelessness [Herald Sun]

 
WEEK ENDING FRIDAY 2 July 2021
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AIHW report reveals Ballarat's suicide rate far higher than Victorian average [The Courier]

Australian children denied Auslan access losing out on 'basic human right', experts say [ABC]

Ballarat Community Health's Cooinda Mental Health and Wellbeing Centre officially opens [The Courier]

Dylan Buckley to deliver Tackle Your Feelings program to Upper Murray league coaches [Border Mail]

Many of us feel ‘empty’ – understanding what it means is important for improving our mental health [The Conversation]

Mental health charity to call Woodend home [Star Weekly]

New research shows how Indigenous LGBTIQ+ people don’t feel fully accepted by either community [The Conversation]

Older Australians being pushed to the brink of homelessness [Pro Bono]

The Australian government must uphold its responsibility to unemployed care leavers [Pro Bono]

To understand young people's mental health problems, we need to look at the economic and social triggers [ABC]

Victoria's repeated COVID-19 lockdowns making children too anxious for school, absenteeism on increase [ABC]

Who are the “missing middle” of mental health care? [MJA]

Workers’ mental health claims help put WorkCover back in the red [The Age]

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WEEK ENDING FRIDAY 18 JUNE 2021
 
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Building Momentum: Positioning Child Mental Health for Policy and Practice Change [The Sector]

Civil Contractors Federation launches mental health prevention program across central Victoria [Bendigo Advertiser]

Eating disorder residential facility opens on Sunshine Coast in Australian-first [ABC]

Emergency physicians call for whole-of-system reform [MJA]

Higher rates of hospital admissions among Australians with intellectual disability are 'totally unacceptable' [SBS]

Mental Health Care Has A Privilege Problem [Marie Claire]

Mental health service investigated over allegedly falsifying suicide helpline calls [The Guardian]

Men's Health Week 2021 brings importance of social connections into focus [ABC]

One-fifth of patients attending hospital from hotel quarantine suffered mental health emergencies [The Guardian]

Scientology should lose charitable status over its attacks on mental health: McGorry [The Age]

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Teletherapy Aimed to Make Mental Health Care More Inclusive. The Data Show a Different Story [Time]

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WEEK ENDING FRIDAY 11 JUNE 2021
 
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Mental health impact on partners of FIFO workers [Mining People]

Mental health systems badly in need of repair [AFR]

More than 1 in 4 healthcare workers seek mental health support during Covid [Mirage News]

National Mental Health Commission urges those with lived experience to join suicide prevention event [The Mandarin]

New hope for treating PTSD [Pursuit]

New WHO guidance seeks to put an end to human rights violations in mental health care [Nationall Tribune] 

Outreach program reducing 'horrific' suicide rate in First Nation communities [Health Times]

People’s odds of loneliness could fall by up to half if cities hit 30% green space targets [The Conversation]

Survey reveals importance of private insurance to mental health services [Health Dispatch]

Victorian teenage suicide threats jump 184pc amid pandemic [AFR]

Victorians are suffering and need mental health support [Sydney Morning Herald]

VIDEO: Landline: Mental Health: How natural disasters affect mental health [ABC]

VIDEO: National Mental Health Commission CEO urges Victorians to speak up

Young people are struggling the most with their mental health. Here's what they've learned from asking for help [ABC]

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WEEK ENDING FRIDAY 4 June 2021
 
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A new community project goes door to door to talk about mental health [Pro Bono]

How a man's passion for fishing is filling a mental health services gap in this Melbourne suburb [ABC]

Kept in the dark: Disability community says NDIS reforms are not transparent [Canberra Weekly]

Lockdowns don’t get easier the more we have them. Melbourne, here are 6 tips to help you cope [The Conversation]

Mental health at work in focus [Gold]

Mental health awareness is improved, more work to be done: Super industry roundtable [Investment Magazine]

Mental Health Nurses are still not 'all in this together' [Health Times]

Naomi Osaka's withdrawal from French Open could prompt positive change in professional sport [ABC]

Stolen generation health disadvantage lingers: AIHW report [Bendigo Advertiser]

Tackling workforce distribution and diversity to deliver on mental health reform [Croakey]

The psychologists signing up for psychedelic therapy training: ‘Amazing things can happen’ [The Guardian]

Up to $10K community grants to support mental health [Third Sector]

What the promise of billions obscures about government commitment to suicide prevention [The Mandarin]

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Mental health top concern for Commune’s Nic Coulter, other Melbourne business owners: MYOB survey [Herald Sun]

 

 

WEEK ENDING FRIDAY 28 MAY 2021
 
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A report shows that the pandemic brought us closer but the young and First Nations people face discrimination [Pro Bono]

Australians living with disability are struggling to access mental health care in regional areas [ABC]

Best evidence suggests antidepressants aren’t very effective in kids and teens. What can be done instead? [The Conversation]

Business leaders must keep mental health awareness top of the agenda [Canberra Times]

Gains from mental health workplace levy outweigh costs: Allan Fels [AFR]

Goulburn Mental Health and Wellbeing Forum held in Trawool [Seymour Telegraph]

Mental Health & Suicide Prevention Committee to hear from Gayaa Dhuwi (Proud Spirit) Australia [AAP]

My child has been diagnosed with ADHD. How do I make a decision about medication and what are the side effects? [The Conversation]

New network for mental health research [Mirage News]

New partnership announcement expands and enhances health and wellbeing support for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities [Thirrili]

New support platform for young-onset Parkinson’s disease [RACGP]

Questions over the $6b mental health spend [AFR]

Regional Victoria gets mental health budget boost but education and health spending on hold [ABC]

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Deloitte report: women doing it tough in pandemic [The Australian]

 
WEEK ENDING FRIDAY 21 MAY 2021
 
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Centre for Non-Violence welcomes 2021-22 state budget family violence funding

Government's NDIS independent assessments approach overwhelmingly slammed in parliamentary submissions [SBS]

I can't fix my loved ones' mental illness, but I can help them find moments of joy [ABC]

Preventing Workplace Mental Health Injuries Saves Billions: New Research [Mirage News]

Psychologists applaud Victoria’s historic investment in mental health [Mirage News]

RACV and Orygen partner to give young people experiencing mental ill-health new opportunities [AAP]

Reactions to Victoria's 2021/22 budget [The Advocate]

Regions get cash for bushfire planning but housing solution less clear [The Age]

Speaking up for health equity at the CroakeyLIVE [Croakey]

Spike in eating disorders, body dissatisfaction among young Australians [SBS]

The plan to unify Australia’s fractured mental health systems [Sydney Morning Herald]

Too few Budget measures aimed at women’s retirement [Super Review]

Vet suicide crisis sparks Australian shortage as professionals abandon jobs [NT News]

Vic mental health levy on big business gets mixed response [ABC]

Victorian Budget 2021/22 includes vital funds to support people and pets impacted by family violence [Mirage News]

Victorian budget 2021:state pledges to massively outspend commonwealth on mental health [The Guardian]

Victorian government creates gender responsive budgeting unit in treasury

We need to talk about mental health in the workplace [The Age]

What is repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation and how does it actually work [The Conversation]

Why the TGA should reschedule MDMA and psilocybin for the treatment of mental illness [The Conversation]

 
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Health and Community Services Union unveils radical proposal to legalise cannabis {Cairns Post]

Rundown of Geelong region projects funded in State Budget [Daily Telegraph]

Trouble accessing support behind high rate of male suicide, says Australia’s mental health chief [Sound Telegraph]

 
WEEK ENDING FRIDAY 14 MAY 2021
 
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A bigger budget for mental health services won’t necessarily improve Australia’s mental health [The Conversation]

ADHD affects girls too, and it can present differently to the way it does in boys. Here’s what to look out for [The Conversation]

Australia's mental health: Calls for more holistic approach to support as increased demand from COVID-19 puts strain on services' workforce [Jimboomba Times]

Beyond Blue welcomes largest ever mental health investment by a Commonwealth Government

BUDGET 2021: What's in it for First Nations Australians? [SBS]

Budget moves for youth health welcome as a first step

Call for more kids’ mental health support after coronavirus and bushfires [The Age]

Community groups decry 'shameful' budget [Armidale Express]

Deaths prompt mental health Medicare push [The West Australian]

Early interventions key to COVID-19 mental health [Insight Plus]

Experts question Morrison's alarm over NDIS costs [Canberra Times]

Government pledges $13.2 billion to the NDIS amid independent assessments furore [SBS]

HESTA welcomes scrapping of $450 threshold, but Federal Budget has few additional measures to close super gap for women [National Tribune]

International Nurses Day 2021: Nurses leading way [Mirage News]

Mental health budget reflects the struggle of the last 12 months [Pro Bono]

Mental Health Commission awarded for outstanding campaigns [Mirage News]

MIL-OSI Submissions: Australia Budget Reaction – Federal budget measures must be inclusive – AMES Australia [Foreign Affairs]

Talkback: Funding mental health services in Australia [ABC]

Top 3 questions – Mental illness, eating disorders and mental health discrimination [Department of Health]

Woman-friendly budget: Funding for domestic violence prevention, health programs [The Age]

Women’s health CEOs demand gender-specific mental health funding [The Age]

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Budget 2021: We can’t boost Australia’s mental health without honesty about Morrison government funding [The Australian]

Federal Budget 2021: Government announces ‘largest package’ $10b aged care funding [Herald Sun]

 
 
 
WEEK ENDING FRIDAY 7 MAY 2021
 
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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 

 
 
WEEK ENDING FRIDAY 30 APRIL 2021
 
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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] 

 
 
WEEK ENDING FRIDAY 23 APRIL 2021
 
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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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WEEK ENDING FRIDAY 16 APRIL 2021
 
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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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WEEK ENDING FRIDAY 9 APRIL 2021 
 
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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]

 

 

WEEK ENDING FRIDAY 26 MARCH 2021 
 
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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]