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.
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.
Mental health experts have called on Headspace to make its waiting lists public amid concerns that suicidal teens are dying while waiting up to three months to see a psychologist.
This report provides an outline of Victorian Government funded mental health services and the Victorians who accessed them for treatment, care and support in 2017-18.
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.
Almost 4500 Victorians have flooded a major inquiry into the state’s mental health system.
The Mental Health Complaints Commissioner’s annual report has now been tabled in parliament.
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
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.
The Liberal National Government will provide a record $1.45 billion for community mental health services and change the funding model to ensure security for both jobs and services.
Closing date: February 10, 2019
Rain Tiligadis is a freelance journalist for The Quo and she is writing an article on mental health and the NDIS.
Boosting the mental health of young Australians is at the centre of a $47 million investment into headspace.
Closing date: January 25, 2019
VMIAC has assistance packages worth up to $2,000 available to support new and established mental Illness mutual self-help and peer support and inclusive communities leadership groups in 2019.
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.
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