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ReachOut/EY ‘Crossroads’ report says time to rethink the national mental health system

March 12, 2014 - 09:13 -- Admin

Online youth mental health service ReachOut.com by Inspire Foundation and EY (formerly Ernst and Young) yesterday called for a shift to a “21st century mental health care system”, saying growing and unmet demand makes our current model unsustainable...

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NSW’s tough new drink-related laws to have biggest impact on Aboriginal people & in the bush

March 11, 2014 - 15:20 -- Admin

Tough new laws for drink-related offences in New South Wales will have a disproportionate effect on Aboriginal people, says Amy McGuire, editor of Tracker, the magazine produced by the NSW Aboriginal Land Council. Her editorial from the magazine’s...

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On breaking down the barriers between health and legal issues: insights from @fionalander as @wepublichealth

February 26, 2014 - 18:20 -- Admin

In the chair last week at @wepublichealth, doctor and lawyer Dr Fiona Lander generated a lot of interest in the connections and crossover of legal and health issues, particularly for disadvantaged people. Fiona is currently working at Austin Health...

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Scripting mental illness

February 12, 2014 - 20:04 -- Admin

On Thursday and Friday this week a symposium will be held at Melbourne University exploring the portrayal of mental illness in film. ”Try walking in my shoes: Empathy and portrayals of of mental illness on screen“, will look at a number...

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A note to journalists (and others) re access to mental health services in rural and remote areas

February 3, 2014 - 18:36 -- Admin

When journalists and others are reporting on the difficulties that people in rural and remote areas face in accessing mental health services, it is important to keep the big picture in mind, says Professor Tim Carey, a mental health academic at the...

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