Mental Health Victoria Media Monitor

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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]

Social sector heroes recognised in Queen's Birthday Honours [Pro Bono]

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


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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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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]

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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]


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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]


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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]