Australian youth believe their mental health is worsening: survey

Young Australians believe their mental health is declining across the country, with around two thirds believing it is worsening, new data has found. Research by Headscape involving a survey of young Australians aged 12 to 25 released on Wednesday revealed 62 per cent of youth feeling it is deteriorating. A large number of respondents said…

Mental health awareness important for young people

As Mental Health awareness increases with such events like R U OK Day this week, it’s more important now than ever to identify the effects of mental health issues on everyone, but in particular young people. Colin Petit, Commissioner for Children and Young People said early intervention is essential. “It doesn’t matter what the issue…

Upgrades to mental health, alcohol and other drug services

Mental health, alcohol and other drug (AOD) services will be upgraded as part of the 2015-2025 plan, with updated modelling and a summary of progress towards actions to be provided. An increase of $76.4 million dollars has been injected into mental health and AOD services since the McGowan Government came into office, showing commitment to…

New resources combat mental health issues in WA workplaces

Mental health of WA employees will be better supported, following the introduction of mental health resources for workplaces. A comprehensive set of resources have been developed by Curtin University’s Centre of Transformative Work Design in an effort to identify mental health problems and help people thrive at work. The suite of resources will involve assessment…

Health review to prepare WA health system for future

WA will focus on creating a cultural shift towards community-based care and hospital innovation in the state’s health, the State Government has revealed. The McGowan Government has welcomed the Sustainable Health Review Final report, to rebalance the health system to ensure Western Australians receive quality health care. The report focuses on prevention and community care…

South-West Mental Health Services in the works

A new community mental health step up/step down service for people in the South-West region is in the works, aiming to support people with their mental health struggles in a residential setting, close to their family and friend networks. The 10 bed service in Glen Iris is part of a State Government iniative to provide…

Kwinana’s Disengaged Youth Re-Engage Through Bike Restoration

Kwinana’s most disengaged youth will get the opportunity to re-engage through a bike rescue program that will boost their mental health. 10 of the community’s most disengaged young people were chosen for the program “Dismantle” to be re-engaged by building and restoring bikes using Dialectic Behavourial Therapy, a mental health therapy practice. Kwinana Youth Services…

More WA Youth Worried About Mental Health

Young Western Australians are more concerned about mental health following a new report into youth concerns, as calls increase for better mental health support for the State’s youth. Mission Australia’s Youth Survey 2018 revealed the number of the State’s youth who rated mental health as the number one issue rose by almost 10%, in the…

Should more refugees be brought to Australia?

While the heat is being turned up on the Government to evacuate more refugee children off Nauru Island, both major parties are drawing a hard line around this divisive issue. The imminent risk of a child dying on Nauru island has seen some progress in getting 11 children required medical treatment here in Australia. But…