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Adolescence and early adulthood is the peak age of onset for many mental disorders, yet this age group is less likely than others to seek professional help. Young people instead prefer to turn to informal sources of support such as family and friends.
Being a victim of violent crime has a damaging effect on mental health, particularly for women, according to this report.
The needs and experiences of victims of crime have become increasingly recognised as an important aspect of criminal justice and public policy. In Australia,...
The State-wide Community and Court Liaison Service in New South Wales reduces the frequency with which people with a mental health problem come into contact with the court system, according to this report. This is one of the key findings to emerge from an evaluation...
People with mental impairments are overrepresented in New South Wales' courts and jails. This report's recommendations aim to reduce their reoffending by ensuring their impairments are identified early and they have access to appropriate treatment and support.
The report’s 55 recommendations include:expanding...