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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.

Insurers ignoring calls to address discrimination: mental health groups

The Sydney Morning Herald  - ‎Jan 1, 2017‎  
Mental health groups have accused the life insurance industry of ignoring calls to address discrimination, saying its treatment of people with mental health conditions is unethical and potentially unlawful. In submissions to a powerful parliamentary ...

'Stay afraid, but do it anyway': Carrie Fisher's honesty about mental illness inspired a generation

The Sydney Morning Herald  - ‎Dec 27, 2016‎  
Never ashamed to speak frankly about her life with bipolar disorder, her candour and wit about mental illness was a great comfort in dark times.


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.