Mental Health the Biggest Concern for Young People

Mental health is the number one concern for young Australians, with the number of people concerned about the condition doubling in two years. Mission Australia’s Youth Survey of 24,055 15 to 19-year-olds nationally revealed body image, stress and study among their biggest worries that caused mental health issues. 33.7 per cent of young people indicated…

Funding Investment Boosts FIFO Mental Health Research

Fly-in fly-out (FIFO) mental health is set to receive a boost in Western Australia following an investment into research involving the wellbeing and mental health impact of the FIFO arrangement on workers. The State Government has granted the University of Western Australia’s (UWA) Centre for Transformative Work Design $498,841 for research to understand the range…

RU OK Day Kicks off At Parliament With a Moo

A steer escaped its handlers leading them on a chase through Parliament House grounds during an event to promote RU OK Day. The steer known as Winston and a heifer called Clementine were brought in as part efforts to raise awareness about mental health on behalf of the event. However, matters took an unexpected turn…

NRL Encourages Better Mental Health in Youth Rugby

Local rugby league players are set to benefit from a National Rugby League (NRL) program to de-stigmatise mental health issues and encourage young men and women to improve their mental health. The NRL’s State of Mind Program will be available to Australia’s 4,000 local rugby league players designed to help support and improve mental health.…

New Mental Health Unit in Fiona Stanley Hospital

WATCH the video version of the story on the “Evening News Perth”! WA Mental Health Minister Helen Morton toured the new mental health unit at the Fiona Stanley Hospital (FSH) today. The new 14-bed unit is dedicated to care for mental health patients aged between 16-24 years old. It will be staffed by mental health…

Labor to invest on mental health facilities in Joondalup if elected

The Labor Party will spend $95million to build a 100-bed mental health facility at Joondalup and grow Joondalup Health Campus into a tertiary hospital if elected. Shadow Health Minister Roger Cook said today that the facilities would include a 20-bed mental health facility for youths living in the northern suburbs. “The northern corridor is one of…