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This audit presents evidence of high rates of suicide and self-harm in Indigenous people of the Kimberley region, and highlights the need for multidisciplinary, culturally appropriate, innovative and youth-focused approaches to suicide prevention activities.
There is growing recognition of the importance of addressing the mental health needs of young people in the university sector. 1.3 million Australians were enrolled in tertiary education in 2014 and this number is increasing each year. The majority of these students are young people...
On 23 February 2016, the Attorney-General of Australia, Senator the Hon. George Brandis QC, asked the Australian Law Reform Commission (ALRC) to consider existing Commonwealth laws and frameworks that seek to safeguard and protect older persons from misuse or abuse by formal and informal carers,...
Diversion from the criminal justice system pursuant to s 32 of the Mental Health (Forensic Provisions) Act 1990 (NSW) is increasingly being deployed as a key response to the issues facing people diagnosed with cognitive impairment and/or mental illness in the criminal...
Why, in this marathon election campaign, are we not hearing more about an issue that takes thousands of lives and costs the economy billions of dollars each year?
The issue is mental health, and the question is being asked by many Australians, including Professor...
There's concern that community based mental health nurses could disappear under a new national model to improve mental health services in regional communities.
From July 1, mental health programs will be commissioned by the nation's 31 Primary Health Networks in an effort to move...
Antidepressants are not as effective as we once believed.
SummaryAustralia has one of the highest rates of antidepressant use in the world; it has more than doubled since 2000, despite evidence showing that the effectiveness of these medications is lower than...
Labor believes that long term mental health reform focused on delivering a more integrated, cross-sector and whole-of-government mental health care system must be a national priority but it requires national leadership.
A Shorten Labor Government will build on Labor’s strong legacy in mental health...
The Autumn edition of new paradigm : the Australian Journal on Psychosocial Rehabilitation explores the key themes of the VICSERV Towards Recovery Conference: Hope, Innovation, Co-Design . This extract from new paradigm explores these themes in relation to reform of the mental health service system....