Mental Health in Australia: A quick guide

This quick guide provides an overview of mental health in Australia, including the prevalence of mental health conditions, the cost of mental illness, government responsibilities, and mental health services available in Australia.

Royal Commission into Victoria’s Mental Health System

The Commission will work to deliver recommendations that improve outcomes for Victorians who experience mental illness. The terms of reference were released in February however submission and consultation dates are yet to be advised.

Mentally ill patients left waiting for emergency care

One-third of mentally ill patients seeking help at emergency rooms across Australia are forced to wait unreasonably long periods to receive the care they need, according to a new Productivity Commission report.

Disability, thoughts of suicide and Australian men

It’s a difficult subject, but men in Australia are much more at risk of having suicidal thoughts than women; now, new research looks at what this means for Australian men with a disability

Inclusion the key to improved health for people with a disability

Australians with a disability are less likely to exercise, more likely to eat poorly, report feeling unsafe and unhappy in their own neighbourhoods, and experience worse physical and mental health and less satisfying lives as a result.

VicHealth Indicators Survey Supplementary report: Disability

The survey collected information on a range of factors known to influence individual and community wellbeing including safety, mental wellbeing, physical activity, healthy eating and alcohol consumption. The results show inequities in health and wellbeing exist for Victorians with disability compared to those without disability, particularly in the areas of physical activity and mental health and wellbeing. 

Barriers to accessing quality palliative care – community consultations

Closing date: March 31, 2019

The project wants to hear your thoughts on end of life and palliative care, barriers to access, and how services could be improved. Participation is by phone or in person interview, or part of a group discussion and your contribution will  be kept anonymous.  To be eligible to participate, you will be from one (or more) of the following nine focus groups of people who are under-served or have complex needs. You do not need to have experience of palliative care services