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Our inaugural Wellness Walk to help raise awareness and de-stigmatise mental health was a great success. Despite the threat of storms, over 600 walkers turned out and we raised over $30,000 for mental health services.
Minister for Mental Health - Kevin Humphries, Mental Health Commissioner - John Feneley, NSW Treasurer - Mike Baird and SFNSW President - Anthony Harris and their families lead off the Walk.
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Amy Corderoy 4 Dec
Rural mental health services in remote NSW at risk
as changes made to fly-in, fly-out. NSW's top psychiatrists say financially stretched health districts are cutting the services despite severe mental health problems in rural and regional areas and workforce shortages. more...
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by Sophie Scott, 27 Nov 2013
Health experts say too many people with mental illness are ending up in the criminal justice system and in hospital beds because they are inadequately supported in the community. The 2nd National Report Card on Mental Health Suicide Prevention says there is a growing divide between those who are empowered to live a contributing life and those who face unemployment, homelessness and discrimination with mental health problems. more...