Mental health promotion

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.

Research report

28 Jun 2018

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...

Policy report

Community perspectives on asylum seeker and refugee mental health
21 Jun 2018

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.

Report

Exploring the benefits, risks and alternatives
6 Jun 2018

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...

Submission

5 Jun 2018

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.

Briefing paper

24 May 2018

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.

Report

10 May 2018

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...

Report

1 May 2018

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.

Research report

23 Apr 2018

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....

Research report

8 Mar 2018

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.

Report

7 Mar 2018

The objective of this audit was to examine the effectiveness of the Australian Federal Police in managing employee mental health.

Report

The monitoring and advocacy report of the Mental Health Commissioner
27 Feb 2018

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.

Survey

21 Feb 2018

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...

Report

8 Jan 2018

This document is the final report of the Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Service Review, and reports on all project deliverables.

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