In this final report, the Royal Commission has set out an ambitious reform agenda to redesign Victoria’s mental health and wellbeing system. Achieving the vision will require a collaborative and collective effort, and shared responsibility across governments, service providers, community groups, advocates, people with lived...
This fact sheet aims to summarise ongoing concerns around the population-level psychological effects of the COVID-19 crisis, and synthesise the key elements of the mental health response.
The health and safety of teachers and their families must be a priority, as they try and balance the different demands at work and home. This fact sheet explores the importance of recognition, acknowledgement and support during the COVID-19 pandemic.
In this discussion paper, Dementia Australia shares stories from those impacted by COVID-19 and dementia so that we may learn from their experiences and adapt or inform policies and programs to better support people living with dementia, their families and carers.
Characteristics and outcomes associated with carers in Central and Eastern Sydney aged 45 years and over
Care is fundamental to family life and our community wellbeing. This study looked at a group of more than 30,000 people in the Central and Eastern Sydney region who were recruited to the Sax Institute’s 45 and Up Study around 2008, and have been followed...
This paper looks at how health justice partnership uses legal help to improve client outcomes, offering one avenue for more holistic responses to compounding issues around mental ill-health that may otherwise continue to escalate.
Conducted during the COVID-19 pandemic, Mission Australia’s 19th annual Youth Survey asked 25,800 young people aged 15–19 years to share their greatest concerns. This report provides valuable insights into their concerns for the future and supports our advocacy efforts on their behalf.
The report discusses some key influences on Australian people’s mental health, examines the effect of mental health on people’s ability to participate and prosper in the community and workplace, and implications more generally for the economy and productivity. It makes recommendations to the Australian and...
Service providers have long been aware of the lack of community mental health supports in Western Australia. This project brought together co-design and research processes to examine the need for community mental health supports from a lived experience perspective.
This review summarises the emerging research and knowledge, key themes and principles surrounding Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultural perspectives and concepts of healing and social and emotional wellbeing as they relate to suicide prevention.