Jeff Kennett says tie CEO bonuses to staff mental health

The Australian - October 24, 2016 - Ewin Hannan
Former Victorian premier Jeff Kennett has called for performance bonuses of chief executives to be partially tied to the mental wellbeing of their employees under a radical proposal to be put to the Business Council of Australia today. more ...

'Double whammy' for lawyers' mentally ill clients

Lawyers Weekly - October 24, 2016 - Emma Ryan
Tens of thousands of Australians battling mental illness are being hit with a “double whammy” due to a chronic lack of legal assistance. As part of Mental Health Week last week, National Legal Aid revealed that Australia compares poorly with similar jurisdictions when it comes to providing legal representation for people forced to undergo mental treatment. more ...

Disability advocates call for NDIS to reverse payments decision

ABC PM - October 20, 2016 - Alison Branley
From July 1 the agency that administers the scheme stopped giving people a month's payment in advance, instead asking participants to obtain receipts and claim money back. more ...

How the net connects rural Australians with mental health support

ABC News - Oct 12, 2016 - Michael Collett
How do you reach people in rural and regional areas who are dealing with mental illness when there aren't any professionals in their town?  Technology can help. more...



Wellness Walk - October 16, 2016 - SFNSW
Great turnout for our annual walk for Mental Health. Perfect weather, wonderful crowd and fun for all.

 1200 walkers in 2016 Sydney Wellness Walk