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First-Episode Schizophrenia Approaches Aided by Guidelines Instrument

Psychiatry Advisor - Jan 18, 2017
Clinical practice guidelines are important resources for early intervention in a first episode of schizophrenia, but practitioners must have confidence in the quality of the guidance in order to make the correct recommendations, a BMJ study reported.

Fears some people with mental illness will fall through NDIS cracks

ABC News - Jan 7, 2017 
Urgent action is needed to ensure there is adequate support for people who have a mental illness and are not eligible for the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS), mental health service providers say.

Alzheimer's breakthrough: Sydney researchers have technology to scan for disease with simple eye test  - ‎Jan 4, 2017‎  
Sydney researchers now have the technology to scan for Alzheimer's with a simple eye test, replacing the need for costly brain scans or waiting to treat people once they are suffering the first signs of memory loss associated with the irreversible ...

Being transgender is no longer a mental illness in Denmark

The Copenhagen Post  - Jan 2, 2017
Denmark became the first nation in the world to no longer define transgendered as being mentally ill.  The official change has sent a dramatic signal to the LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender) community in Denmark.


NSW Children's Week 2016 Awards
The Endeavour Award: Emily Arthur

Emily Arthur is one of our young carers who volunteers with SFNSW's On Fire program based in Campbelltown to support other young carers living in families affected by mental illness.

SFNSW Vacancies

NDIS Accounts Officer GLADESVILLE closes 27 Jan | Carer Advocate MAYFIELD closes 8 Feb | Support Workers BURWOOD closes 10 Feb | Area Leader AINSLIE closes 27 Jan | Mental Health Clinicians wanted! Roles available include: Social Workers, Nurses, Occupational Therapists and Psychologists BURWOOD closes 18 Jan | Carer Advocate QUEANBEYAN closes 18 Jan

Participants wanted for several research studies

If you are living with a mental illness or are a carer, your lived experience can help others. Some studies offer remuneration.