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Week ending Friday 13 May 2022


Free articles

ABC TV original series Space 22 explores the beneficial effect of creativity on mental health [The Stawell Times-News]

Experts call for major parties to commit to addressing mental health system bottleneck ahead of federal election [ABC]

Finding a pathway to better mental health services through local accountability [Coast Community News]

Help hard to find amid mental health pinch [AAP]

In health, more of the same will not be good enough [The Age]

Mental health, diabetes and stigma [Retail Pharmacy]

Mental toll lingers after Vic lockdowns [Kyabram Free Press]

Mothers left to save children’s lives as mental health system fails families: charity [Sydney Morning Herald]

My burnout is born of a health system that treats the emergency department as a panacea [The Conversation]

Pandemic increases demand for regional mental health services [Sky News]

Vic alcohol sales rose during lockdowns [Kyabram Free Press]

Victoria’s prison health care system should match community health care [The Conversation]

VIDEO: After 18 months of seeking help, Laura Jane's stuck in the bottleneck of the mental health system [ABC]

Wollongong to become home to Australia’s first all-female trauma-informed mental health facility [Mirage News]

Paywalled articles

Election money going to wrong places [Weekly Times]

Head to Health model will be expanded in Tasmania under $55m package announced by PM [The Examiner]

Lockdown toll: One in eight has new mental health condition [Brisbane Times]

Senator Penny Wong 'disappointed' by telehealth cuts [The Advocate]


Week ending Friday 6 May 2022


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A burnt-out health workforce impacts patient care [The Conversation]

A Federal election manifesto: options for strategic mental health reform in Australia [Croakey]

Additional funding for youth-led mental health and suicide prevention initiatives [Mirage News]

AMA welcomes proposed $460m mental health facility in Sydney despite questions over staffing [The Guardian]

Effect of lockdown on mental health in Australia [Medical Xpress]

Free mental health training for Frankston residents [Australian Seniors News]

Funding boost announced for youth mental health program [The Local]

JewishCare gets new mental health helper [Australian Jewish News]

Labels like ‘psycho’ or ‘schizo’ can hurt. We’ve workshopped alternative clinical terms [The Conversation]

Mothers left to save children’s lives as mental health system fails families: charity [The Age]

Researchers find an uptick in the use of school mental health services before the pandemic [News Medical]

Resources workforce safety program gets fund boost [Mirage News]

The jobs where you're a shoulder to cry on, but mental health training is rare [ABC]

‘The rules of the real world must apply in the digital world’: PM [Sky News/YouTube]

Victorian budget’s $1.57m spending is welcome boost for migrant women: Multicultural Centre for Women’s Health [Women's Agenda]

Victorian Covid-19 lockdowns saw jump in people seeking mental health help, inquiry told [The Guardian]

Paywalled articles

Big gains in health services [Riverina Herald]

Candidates support new Seymour Hub {Kyabram Free Press]

Victorian boys to learn ‘healthy masculinity’ in school [Herald Sun]


Week ending Friday 29 April 2022


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'Catastrophic event' imminent as physical assault rate escalates at Canberra's Dhulwa Mental Health Unit [ABC]

Climate change, mental health services, a better education system: what marginalised young people told us needs to be fixed [Yahoo]

Coroner's report into 20yo's death calls for new mental health unit in Kalgoorlie [ABC]

Effect of lockdown on mental health in Australia [University of Melbourne]

Further boost for youth suicide prevention [Mirage News]

How one festival guides a city through trauma [artshub]

Let’s talk about the NDIS: we cannot underestimate the value of supporting Australians with disability [Women's Agenda]

Local doctors issue urgent warning on Medicare []

Mental health investment vote winner [Mirage News]

On highlighting election issues for people with disability, inclusion is key [Croakey]

Statement from Camp Australia on Government support for mental health and wellbeing of children [Mirage News]

VIDEO: Nurses concerned with rising assault cases at mental health facilities [ABC]

Paywalled articles



Week ending Friday 22 April 2022


Free articles

Three things Australia could do to help fix the mental health crisis [Brisbane Times]

‘I have a panic attack every Survival Day’: Why Western therapy wasn’t the answer for Portia [Brisbane Times]

Paywalled articles

Labor’s $520m pledge to tackle ‘national disgrace’ [The Australian]

Swinburne University's Wellbeing Clinic for Older Adults provides tele-health psychological support for rural and regional aged care residents [The Courier]



Week ending Friday 15 April 2022


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Climate change, mental health services, a better education system: what marginalised young people told us needs to be fixed [Crikey]

Co-morbidity: why one mental illness can lead to more [ABC]

Funding boost for mental health, disease [The West Australian]

Harm of mandatory reporting recognised by Senate committee [Mirage]

Mental health investment vote winner [National Tribune]

More beds for mental health patients to ease pressure on Royal Darwin Hospital [Mix 104.9]

Pain from long Vic lockdown 'short-lived' [Shepparton News]

Suicide prevention, mental health programs boosted by $3.9m fund [National Tribune]

This year’s budget fails to address Mental Health matters [Croakey]


Paywalled articles

More mental health support ’absolutely critical’ for regional students [Weekly Times]




Week ending Friday 8 April 2022


Free articles

Carers’ mental health worse than most during pandemic [AAP]

Community Broadcasting Suicide Prevention Project - April 2022 [CBAA]

Deputy Chief Medical Officer for Mental Health, Dr Ruth Vine opinion piece on floods and testing our resilience [Department of Health]

Federal budget fails Victorian hospitals [VHA]

Gov't funds free access to online parenting resources to support children's mental wellbeing [Healcare IT News]

Headspace Malvern at Northbrook opens [National Tribune]

Maree Teesson to chair national mental health expert panel [Sydney Uni]

Mental health a concern for the region [Geelong Indy]

Mental health facilities opened, but ignored workforce shortages mean no-one’s home [Mirage]

Mental health ranked top issue in Hume and Whittlesea [Star Weekly]

No mental health without planetary health [Insight Plus]

Volley releases limited-edition mullet shoe for mental health [3BA]


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Why Dan’s ‘Band-Aid’ youth mental health plan won’t work [Courier Mail]