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Need for early intervention identified in ACT mental health sector

A recent Productivity Commission report into the mental health system has found close to half of Australian adults have met the diagnostic criteria for mental illness at some point in their lives.

A ‘chat to Pat’ could save a life

Drug and alcohol support service Directions Health has a brand new set of wheels. Directions Health will be hitting in the road in their new van, named ‘Pat’ – Pathways to Assistance and...

‘I feel my stomach turning’: Mental health challenges remain for bushfire-affected communities

For Long Beach resident Grace Hornby, last summer’s bushfires are never far from her mind. Evacuating over the New Year period from her NSW South Coast home with her partner and two young...

LGBTIQ+ bodies calling on funding for mental health crisis

Canberra’s leading LGBTIQ+ bodies are calling on funding for professional health organisations, following recent research finding mental health within the community was in crisis.

Young people’s mental health worsens: ANU study

An Australian National University (ANU) analysis has seen a continued worsening of mental health outcomes for young Australians, despite the easing of COVID-19 restrictions.

ANU mental health researcher lauded for collaborative approach

ANU Senior Research Fellow Dr Brett Scholz has received the ACT Mental Health Research Evaluation Award for his collaborative approach to research.

Youth mental health awareness program wins award

The Black Dog Institute’s partner Mental Illness Education ACT (MIEACT) have won 2020’s major mental health award for delivering the Youth Aware of Mental Health (YAM) program to 2,300 students. Presented at schools...

This year’s ‘mo’ will be your most important one yet

That time of year has snuck up on us again: it’s time to prepare your face for a ‘mo’ in the name of men’s health for Movember. Movember runs annually in...

What is mental health first aid?

Mental health first aid is being highlighted during Veterans’ Health Week (24 October-1 November), with members of the ex-service community encouraged to undergo training to become a mental health first aider. Veterans’ Affairs...

Cavalry pitches naming rights to Lifeline

The Lifeline Canberra logo will be seen on the Canberra Cavalry jersey this season, as the local Australian Baseball League (ABL) franchise hands over its naming rights for a good cause.

Greens pledge further $47m in mental health funding

The ACT Greens have today promised a further $47.35 million in mental health funding, which would include more supported accommodation and an expansion of the Police, Ambulance, Clinician Emergency Response (PACER) program. The...

Telehealth extension for veterans’ mental health care welcomed

Mates4Mates has welcomed the extension of telehealth services until March 2021, after an announcement from the Federal Government.