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Based on a national survey of almost 4000 people, the report reveals strong links between psychological distress and drug use among LGBT Australians.
A Closer Look at Private Lives 2 is a companion to the second Private Lives report released...
Summary : This fifth national report provides an overview of 260 Australian Government-funded organisations that aim to improve health outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. It presents findings from the 2012-13 data collection on health services and activities provided, clients seen, staffing...
This qualitative study examines the experiences of those with co-existing issues engaging with mental health or alcohol and other drug services.
It finds that engaging with specialist services was challenging for nearly all the clients interviewed, yet it appeared even more so for those...
This white paper reveals the tremendous scale of burden associated with neurological, mental health and substance use disorders in Australia, the vast negative impact they have on patients, families and communities, and the enormous health and productivity costs.
Recent media coverage suggests that Australia is in the grip of a methamphetamine crisis that is bringing our mental health system to the brink of collapse. Andrew Macintosh looks at three questions. How big is the methamphetamine problem? What are the effects of rising methamphetamine...
Drawing on unpublished ABS data, Clive Hamilton concludes that nearly one third of adult Australians rely on medications, alcohol or illicit drugs for metnal well-being. The report shows that men are more likely to seek refuge in alcohol while women are more likely to turn...
The catalyst for this 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 families and whānau, people afected by suicide, people working in health, media, Iwi and...