Fierce rivals UNSW and University of Sydney team up to improve mental health

The Sydney Morning Herald Two of Sydney’s top universities will no longer compete but collaborate to tackle one of Australia’s most devastating health problems – mental illness and addiction. In a first, Sydney University and UNSW Australia on Thursday announced a partnership across an entire field of research, affecting hundreds of researchers and staff, multiple faculties and research institutions. It’s also a model for future collaborations, said the vice-chancellors, UNSW’s …

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End mental health stigma, says partner at major law firm

Article published in the Australasian Lawyer @Aus_Lawyer 18 May 2015 by Samantha Woodhill A partner at a major firm has called on the profession to address the stigma around mental illness in lawyers. Speaking at a mental health and the law forum at the University of Sydney last week, King & Wood Mallesons partner John Canning, called for the de-stigmatisation of mental illness in the legal profession. “People can help breakdown stigmatisation by …

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