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Natural support networks, such as through friends, family and neighbours, are an important part of treatment for mental health issues.
Building a Good Life: the role of natural supports in recovery from mental illness provides an overview of findings from...
This report summarises a vast literature in relation to gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender (GLBT) people and both mental health and alcohol and other drug problems. Overall, the team located more than 500 published papers.
The report focuses on two aspects:The prevalence...
This report examines how Australia as a nation supports the estimated 3.2 million Australians each year who live with a mental health difficulty, their families and support people.
Australia leads the world in progressive mental health policy , but it falls down...
This background paper arose from the National Health and Hospitals Reform Commission (NHHRC) 2009 Final Report and its recommendations about future directions for primary health care. The recommendations for primary health care included 'community mental health', which led to concern that the scope and complexity...
Nicholas Procter argues that the mental health of refugee populations is influenced by global catastrophic events, by emotional connections with former homelands, and by local conditions and events. Health and human service workers who work with refugees must therefore take local and global contexts into...