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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Goondiwindi farmer encourages conversations around mental health and depression

ABC Rural, 11 September 2015. As Australia marked R U OK? day this week, with the aim of combating depression and suicide by encouraging people to check on the welfare of friends, colleagues and family, one farmer reflected on his own mental health struggles. Five years ago, Dave Woods, a farmer from northwest of Goondiwindi, shared his story about coping with depression with the ABC. At the time Mr Woods …

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Allen Sparks, CV VA to present a Keynote at the 16th International Mental Health Conference

beyondblue Ambassador and Suicide Prevention Advocate, Allen Sparks, CV VA to present a Keynote at the 16th International Mental Health Conference (IMHC) being held at QT Hotel, Surfers Paradise Thursday 13 August to Friday 14 August 2015. The Conference will bring together leading clinical practitioners, academics, service providers and mental health experts to deliberate and discuss Mental Health issues confronting Australia and New Zealand. The Conference theme is Mental Health Future For All with topics across the broad …

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Men and suicide: Know the warning signs

UNSW Australia released 17 March 2015, Author Dan Wheelahan Men who feel suicidal often display distinctive warning signs, offering those closest to them significant opportunities to intervene, a study by UNSW researchers at the Black Dog Institute has found. Men who feel suicidal often display distinctive warning signs, offering those closest to them significant opportunities to intervene, a study by UNSW researchers at the Black Dog Institute has found. The Men’s Experiences …

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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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