The first national whole-of-government strategy specifically addressing Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander suicide has been launched, supported by $17.8 million in new funding over four years. For more info, see the media release and strategy document.
Nominations are now open for the Mental Health Matters Awards, recognising the work of those who seek to improve mental health in the community.
The National Mental Health Commission's report 'Can we talk...about mental illness and suicide?' highlights community attitudes towards mental health and suicide.
Suicide prevention, substance abuse and better mental health planning will be the focus of research efforts at two new Centres of Research Excellence based at the University of NSW. Read more