Mental health promotion

Report

6 Dec 2018

This research report was funded by the W.A Mental Health Commission and is one of the most comprehensive FIFO research studies undertaken in Australia. It suggests that the greater mental health risk of FIFO workers stems from their demographic profile, being mostly young-to-middle aged men...

Report

4 Dec 2018

The Government Inquiry into Mental Health and Addiction was announced early in 2018. The catalyst for the inquiry was widespread concern about mental health services, within the mental health sector and the broader community, and calls for a wide-ranging inquiry from service users, their...

Report

Beyond Blue’s national mental health and wellbeing study of police and emergency services – final report
29 Nov 2018

This report into the mental health and wellbeing of police and emergency services reflects the voices and experiences of 21,014 serving and former employees and volunteers from police, fire, ambulance and state emergency services agencies. The response rate signals that mental health and wellbeing are...

Report

National survey of the mental health and wellbeing of police and emergency services: detailed report
29 Nov 2018

This 'Answering the call’ detailed report was developed as part of Beyond Blue’s national mental health and wellbeing study of police and emergency services.

Survey

28 Nov 2018

Each year, Mission Australia encourages young people aged 15-19 to ‘speak up’ about the issues that concern them through Australia’s largest annual youth survey. Over 28,000 young people participated in 2018. For the first time, mental health was the number one issue of national concern...

Report

12 Nov 2018

The purpose of this report is to review current evidence-based practice, service availability and experiences of treatment for Australians with lived experience of personality disorder, regardless of their circumstances. An overarching aim of this body of work is to improve management of and access to...

Report

Results from the New Zealand Mental Health Monitor & Health and Lifestyles Survey
30 Oct 2018

This report uses Māori mental health data from three population surveys to highlight findings about whanaungatanga and belonging, cultural connectedness and reconnection, and cultural identity for Māori mental wellbeing.

Strategy

17 Oct 2018

This framework has been developed by the NSW Mental Health Commission and the NSW Ministry of Health, in collaboration with people with lived experience of a suicide attempt or suicide bereavement, government agencies, mental health organisations and experts in suicide prevention.

Report

17 Oct 2018

This report highlights the importance of the welfare of witnesses subject to the exercise of coercive powers by integrity agencies.

Commentary

12 Oct 2018

Many current suicide prevention interventions focus on raising awareness of suicide or on preventing it only at the point just prior to it occurring. But despite decades of government investment in suicide awareness programs, the rate of deaths by suicide in Australia is the second...

Report

11 Oct 2018

This resource provides an overview of data about the national response of the health and welfare system to the mental health care needs of Australians.

Audio interview

8 Oct 2018

The federal government has announced the Productivity Commission will review mental health in Australia and advise the best ways to support and improve national mental wellbeing.

Audio interview

8 Oct 2018

Federal and State governments spend a combined $9 billion a year on mental health — but is it all well spent?

Strategy

A framework and workforce plan for NSW Health services
27 Sep 2018

This document provides the overarching guidance for NSW Health strategic action over the next five years. Strategic actions aim to improve the mental health and wellbeing of people with lived experience of mental illness, the experience of care for their families, carers and supporters, and...

Guide

1 Sep 2018

This resource is designed to guide the way organisations talk about mental health and suicide prevention, with each other and with the community.

Strategy

31 Aug 2018

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.

Strategy

29 Aug 2018

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...

Technical report

8 Aug 2018

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....

Strategy

23 Jul 2018

This position statement challenges Australia’s view of the role of mental illness when it comes to suicide prevention.

Report

28 Jun 2018

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.

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