SANE Australia, a national mental health charity, is urging employers to think about how they can better support their staff at work. SANE executive director Barbara Hocking said mental illness was common, with one in five Australians affected...Read more
Many people with a mental illness are turning to the internet and social media to manage their lives, overcome isolation and stay connected, according to new research by the national mental health charity SANE Australia. The research surveyed 605...Read more
“PUTTING PEOPLE FIRST”: MENTAL HEALTH NEEDS AND INITIATIVES IN AUSTRALIAN RURAL AND REMOTE COMMUNITIES. The conference will be held in Adelaide from the 16th to the 21st of November 2012. Our vast country is graced with a...Read more
From: AAP THE federal government has performed a partial reversal on changes to mental health funding first announced in last year’s budget. It announced in May it would save $580 million over five years by rationalising the Better...Read more
If you would like to speak at the conference please submit an abstract… Important Dates Open of Abstracts December 2011 Close of Abstracts 13th April 2012 Notification to Authors 20th April 2012 Author Acceptance Closes 27th April...Read more
The Federal Government has launched a National Mental Health Commission to monitor services for people with mental illness.
Professor Allan Fels The Commission is led by Professor Allan Fels as Chair and has already met to begin work on a National Report Card on Mental Health and Suicide Prevention. Speaking at the official launch in Sydney, the Minister for...Read more
MOST of the trial sites for the federal government’s electronic health record project have been taken offline after it was discovered they were working to different specifications than the planned national model. The National E-Health...Read more