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Mental Health Australia - MHAMay 3, 2016  Peter O'Rourke

2016 Federal Budget - Mental Health Australia Summary

On 3 May 2016, the Federal Government presented its Federal Budget for 2016-17. Mental Health Australia compiled an initial summary of the Budget measures impacting the mental health sector. Additional analysis outlines further information specifically relating to changes in funding arrangements for some services. more...
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Media Release  16 May 2016

 

ABC-AMMay 13, 2016  Michael Brissenden

Drought affected communities to lose vital mental health services

Thousands of farmers and families in drought-affected areas are finding out they'll no longer have access to crucial mental health services and counselling. With suicide and depression a crippling factor in the bush, mental health service providers are being told their federal funding won't be renewed. more...

The Age EditorialMay 16, 2016  Age Editorial

... After years of evidence the mental health system was failing, the Turnbull government has started to shift the emphasis to prevention and early intervention. In light of this week's report that antidepressants are far more effective when used in conjunction with psychotherapies, and given the massive cost of not properly treating mental illness, we urge lawmakers to restore the policy of subsidising up to 16 visits to a psychologist. ...more...

SBSMay 17, 2016  AAP

William, Kate, Harry tackle mental health

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry have boxed their way to mental wellbeing as they launched an ambitious campaign to help tackle the nation's psychological problems. more...

Ostara AustraliaTerence WhittingtonMay 18, 2016 Ostara

Schizophrenia Awareness Week: a schizophrenia diagnosis doesn’t have to come between a person and a job

Tom Baxter, CEO of Ostara Australia, sees Terence’s story as a significant outcome, finding employment that suited him, and who now has a much brighter future. “People with mental health conditions like schizophrenia face a range of unique challenges to finding work, so we work with our participants like Terence to help them overcome these challenges, build their vocational skills and look for work.” more...