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Canberra veterans can help to shape Royal Commission inquiry into suicide

The Federal Government is about to hold a major investigation into the causes of Defence Force and veteran suicide, and the public can help.

Step Up Step Down mental health facility opens

The first patients at the new Southside Community Step Up Step Down mental health facility in Garran take up residence today.

From WA to NSW: Brothers cycle coast-to-coast for Integra

Two brothers are part-way through the ride of a lifetime, traversing the country in support of ACT-based organisation Integra Service Dogs Australia, which works with veterans and first responders experiencing post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

ACT sees ‘significant’ increased demand for LGBTIQA+ support services

There has been a significant increase in demand for LGBTIQA+ support services in the ACT, according local LGBTIQA+ organisation, Meridian.

MoodOff Day 2021: could you cope for five hours without your phone?

If you’ve ever been phubbed – that is, phone snubbed – and felt second best to a smartphone, challenge yourself and your nearest and dearest to go five hours without smartphones this Sunday, 28 February.

Sleep helps keep teens’ mental health on track

As families settle back into a new school year, sleep experts are reminding parents about the importance of teenagers getting enough sleep, cautioning them that insufficient sleep can negatively affect their mental health.

Review finds systemic change needed to address youth suicide in ACT

A report into youth suicide in the ACT offers seven recommendations to better support services, schools, family, peers and create systemic change.

Youth mental health support services a priority

The ACT Government’s 2020-21 Budget is focusing on the expansion and improvement of mental health support services and programs in Canberra, providing over $15 million to the initiative. The Barr Labor Government is...

Galilee School expands to support students

Twenty years since it opened to a cohort of 20 students on the site of an old dairy farm, [email protected] Galilee School is expanding to help vulnerable students attain a Year 12 certificate.

ACT Government recommits to PACER mental health election promise

Before the first Budget of the ACT’s new parliamentary term is revealed next week, the Government has recommitted to its election promise of extending PACER - Police, Ambulance and Clinician Early Response...

Trust in government grows in young people, but mental health declines

A new study from the Australian Catholic University (ACU) has found young Australians surveyed during COVID-19 experienced a sharp drop in mental health, but their trust in government improved after years in...

New mental health minister outlines priorities

Since the ACT election in last October, the new Mental Health Minister, Emma Davidson, has been working on the complexities of the portfolio to understand the service gaps and is optimistic they...
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