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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....
The Prime Minister held a media conference late this morning where he announced a review into the suicide and self-harm prevention services available to defence personnel, veterans and their families. He promised that one of the sites for a suicide prevention trial will be in...
The federal government has announced the Productivity Commission will review mental health in Australia and advise the best ways to support and improve national mental wellbeing.
In this opinion piece to mark World Mental Health Day 2018, the authors say "In too many places mental health support services are non-existent and those with treatable conditions are criminalized. Bold action is long overdue".
Many current suicide prevention interventions focus on raising awareness of suicide or on preventing it only at the point just prior to it occurring. But despite decades of government investment in suicide awareness programs, the rate of deaths by suicide in Australia is the second...
This framework has been developed by the NSW Mental Health Commission and the NSW Ministry of Health, in collaboration with people with lived experience of a suicide attempt or suicide bereavement, government agencies, mental health organisations and experts in suicide prevention.
This research report was funded by the W.A Mental Health Commission and is one of the most comprehensive FIFO research studies undertaken in Australia. It suggests that the greater mental health risk of FIFO workers stems from their demographic profile, being mostly young-to-middle aged men...
The Victorian government has released the Terms of Reference that will guide the Royal Commission into Mental Health. The Terms of Reference have been devised after consultation with the experts in the mental health sector and the community.
This paper has two purposes: to draw attention to the unacceptable rates of rural suicide and to suggest where attention should be focused if people are serious about making a difference.