This resource is designed to guide the way organisations talk about mental health and suicide prevention, with each other and with the community.
The Northern Territory’s suicide statistics are the highest in the country. The government is working to reduce suicide rates by half over the next ten years.
This strategy document outline our work priorities and focus areas, and opportunities to work with our partners. The Key Directions will in turn inform our annual business plans and will be regularly refreshed as changes in the mental health and social support sectors occur, new...
This is the first Australian study to quantify the risks of physical health conditions contributing to a wide range of mental health conditions, including anxiety and depression. The latest national report card reveals the strong links between chronic physical ill health and mental ill health....
This position statement challenges Australia’s view of the role of mental illness when it comes to suicide prevention.
This is the report of a day-long roundtable exploring better ways of preventing the debilitating mental consequences of traumatic stress and improving mental health outcomes for front-line first responder personnel.
This report summarises research conducted by ReachOut Australia and Mission Australia on young people living in regional and remote Australia. The aim of the report is to gain a better understanding of young people’s lives, including the benefits and challenges of living in regional and...
The consultation findings presented in this paper confirm that the inability to access mental health services in a timely and effective manner leads to increased disadvantage and disengagement for culturally diverse individuals who are already highly vulnerable in many cases.
Service providers seldom have time to explore the debates, complexities and nuances surrounding the diagnosis of child mental health conditions. This paper is designed to encourage practitioners in the child and family welfare sector to examine their own understanding of diagnostic systems, and to critically...
Universities New Zealand has made this submission to the Government Inquiry into Mental Health and Addiction. The submission outlines a number of key points, which are both issues and opportunities for improvement.
This Policy Brief identifies an urgent need to change this paradigm and formulate a comprehensive, sustainable and evidence-informed plan to effectively promote and improve the mental health of children and the adults they become.
This submission is made on behalf of the Centre for Research Excellence in Integrated Quality Improvement (CRE-IQI).
Like police, emergency services and youth justice, child protection is ‘frontline’ work that is highly complex and requires specialist skills—and frontline workers are considered to be at particular risk of developing mental health issues. This audit examines whether Victoria’s CPPs maintain good mental health and...
This report tries to tackle a set of complex issues with a pragmatic approach to the scale of the task of reforming Australia's mental health system.
This report maps the activity and characteristics of individuals who engage with beyondblue’s Suicidal thoughts and self-harm forum. This work provides an evidence base that can be used to maintain, improve and replicate these services to better reach people vulnerable to serious mental health risks....
This paper reports on the the research project Kurruna Mwarre Ingkintja – Good Spirit Men’s Place. The project was commissioned by the two organisations – Creating A Safe Supportive Environment and the Central Australian Aboriginal Congress.
The objective of this audit was to examine the effectiveness of the Australian Federal Police in managing employee mental health.
The Mental Health Commissioner, Kevin Allan, says New Zealand needs to broaden its focus from mental illness and addiction to mental well-being and recovery in his 2018 monitoring and advocacy report.
Not enough is being done to help stressed and overworked school principals cope with the ever-increasing demands of the job. This report reveals little is being done by private school employers, Catholic Education Offices or State and Territory governments to ease the burden school principals...
This document is the final report of the Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Service Review, and reports on all project deliverables.