Georgie Harman, CEO of Beyondblue, Discusses “Impacts & Outcomes, Putting People First”

Georgie Harman, CEO of beyondblue will be attending this year’s 9th Australian Rural & Remote Mental Health Symposium this October, discussing this year’s Conference theme, “Impacts & outcomes, putting people first”. Since beyondblue was founded in 2000, there has been enormous growth in public awareness of mental health issues. The government’s health reform strategy has seen the establishment of Primary Health Networks that tailor services to meet the needs of local communities. Contesting …

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It’s time we talked to our kids about suicide

Daily Mercury DON’T let our kids’ calls go unanswered. The Daily Mercury in conjunction with Grapevine Group has launched a petition to Mackay’s principals urging them to get the suicide prevention program SafeTALK into their schools. With suicide rates in Mackay higher than the national average, our kids are hurting and it’s time we tackled the issue directly. Queensland education minister Kate Jones pointed out SafeTALK as a potential way …

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Allan Sparkes CV,VA, Beyondblue Ambassador to Speak at Mental Health Conference

The 16th International Mental Health Conference will be held at the QT Hotel, Surfers Paradise from 12 – 14 August 2015. The conference theme “Mental Health Future For All” will address the broad spectrum of mental disorders including Anxiety, Depression, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorders, Bipolar, Dementia and Suicide.  The Organising Committee is excited to announce Allan Sparkes CV, VA, beyondblue Ambassador & Suicide Prevention Advocate as a Keynote Speaker for this years …

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‘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 delivered evidence that online methods of engagement could revolutionise treatment of mental illness and wider health issues. “This is not just about health services; this is about how we change …

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