Mental health promotion
This summary report outlines an evaluation of the consultation data that was received via an online survey, social media feedback, thought leader interviews and a series of community-based workshops, as part of the process of shaping Tasmania's next suicide prevention strategy.
This draft strategy outlines the Tasmanian government's plan for reducing suicide and suicidal distress, and for increasing access to connection and support for Tasmanians. The government recognises that effective suicide prevention requires a whole-of-community as well as a whole-of-government response.
This report provides a snapshot of the sector, the state of the community and Australia's national policy platform. This year's report reveals that 70% of Australians have experienced elevated distress beyond their normal levels, compared with this time last year.
This document presents the key learnings from discussions about engaging lived experience experts and representatives to inform the development of Lived Experience Outcome Indicators, in the context of publicly-funded mental health and alcohol and other drugs (AOD) services in Western Australia.
The COVID-19 pandemic has had far reaching consequences across the globe, not least being a substantial increase in mental health issues across diverse population groups. Australian governments at both federal and state level are cognisant of the magnitude of the problem. This report argues that...
The Tasmanian Department of Health is developing the next Tasmanian Suicide Prevention Strategy, on behalf of the Tasmanian government. The strategy, which will be the third of its kind, will set the vision and priorities for preventing suicide in the State for the next five...
This report looks into the types of impact experienced by young people during the COVID-19 pandemic, and the particular groups of young people who have faced more challenges. The report also details how the experience of different and multiple impacts relate to increases in stress...
This policy paper focuses on actionable, evidence-based steps a newly elected federal government can take to address the current youth mental health crisis.
This guide aims to help families and communities in Western Australia understand what they can to do to support a young Aboriginal person who is self-harming.
This paper provides an overview of policies and programs that address Indigenous employment and mental health and examines the evidence on labour force programs that can improve Indigenous mental health.
This report outlines protective and risk factors that contribute to suicide among Indigenous Australians and the existing data collections and methods used for measuring protective and risk factors for suicide.
Connections to community are an important source of resilience for Indigenous Australians. This paper discusses several protective factors resulting from community connection that work to prevent suicide by strengthening resilience and increasing social and emotional wellbeing.
In this paper, the authors examine the evidence of what works and does not work in mental health and suicide prevention programs and policy initiatives associated with housing and homelessness for Indigenous Australians.
The creation of this strategy was a key recommendation of the Royal Commission into Victoria’s Mental Health System, and includes initiatives to deliver four key priorities: increasing workforce supply; improving workforce skills, knowledge and capabilities; supporting the safety, wellbeing and retention of the workforce; and...
In partnership with Lifeline, this report explores the mental health impact of COVID-19 and how crisis lines supported Victorians during the pandemic.
Despite the importance of apprenticeships, almost half of young people who commence an apprenticeship will not finish it. This report examines how the mental health and wellbeing of apprentices can be better supported.
The Mission Australia Youth Survey is the largest annual survey of young people in Australia. This report contains an overview, a national summary, a summary of findings for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people and a summary of findings for each State and Territory.
Evidence-based programs for separating families can provide practitioners in diverse sectors with information about 'what works'. This paper identifies the common elements of evidence-based parenting programs that support children's (aged 0-12 years) mental health through parental separation to inform the decisions practitioners make in their...
Parenthood can be both a rewarding and challenging experience for new and expecting parents. During this time of transition, experiences of mental ill-health are common. This paper argues that stronger collaborative care and referral pathways are needed across perinatal and youth mental health systems to...
This strategy document uses four focus areas to outline the requirements for an effective system of care for children, and seeks to create a new, shared understanding of the roles of families, communities, services, and educators in promoting and supporting child mental health and wellbeing.