The Future of Psychiatry and Mental Health Services – Prof Philip Morris

Professor Philip Morris addressed the delegates of the 14th International Mental Health Conference earlier this week.  Here is his presentation My talk can only be a series of remarks about the current state of some aspects of mental health services…

State Government to close Qld’s only dedicated residential youth mental health facility

ABC News By Jesse Dorsett Updated Wed Aug 7, 2013 The State Government has confirmed it is shutting down Queensland’s only mental health unit that houses teenagers with severe mental disorders. Health Minister Lawrence Springborg says the services provided by…

Barriers to OCD treatment in Australia research

Please assist a student of the Australian College of Applied Psychology in her research by participating in an online survey please click on the link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/OCDtreatment For further queries please contact the Symposium Secretariat 5th Rural and Remote Mental Health Symposium 14 –…

‘Life not worth living’ say many young men

ABC News 29 July More than 10 per cent of young men in rural, regional and remote NSW have thought about taking their own lives according to new research. And the survey which has uncovered this alarming data has also…

Exploring healthy and unhealthy uses of music by teenagers in recovery

The strength of the relationship between adolescents and their music is well understood. However diverse perspectives exist regarding whether music is a valuable resource or a dangerous priming agent for vulnerable young people. Empirical investigations provide evidence for both possibilities,…

Improving the evidence on supported housing: latest research on NSW Housing & Accommodation Support

International literature suggests that the provision of permanent housing and support are important factors in supporting consumer recovery. Although the evidence on supported housing is well developed in the international context, it is still in its infancy in Australia. 14th…

Young men in crisis: mental health study

9 NEWS July 21 Young Australian men are in crisis, with half feeling stressed and nearly one in 10 having thoughts about suicide, according to new research. Mental health experts are alarmed by the extent of the unhappiness, but they…