Mental Health Victoria Media Monitor

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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]