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Australian seniors living below the poverty line

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A social change strategy group is investigating the complex issue of raising poverty rates among Australia’s senior citizens. Here they explain how this disconcerting trend could be reversed.

Mental Health Week

World Health Organization logoNational Mental Health Week from 9 to 15 October 2016 promotes the social and emotional wellbeing of the community and an increased understanding of the issue. Individuals and families are encouraged to boost their health potential and seek help in coping with mental health concerns.

You are not alone

Alzheimer's Australia logoSeptember is Dementia Awareness Month. The theme for 2016 is "You are not alone". Wednesday 21 September 2016 is World Alzheimer's Day.

Australia needs a Royal Commission into the violence, abuse and neglect of people with disabilities

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We, as a nation, must review our attitudes and actions that enable and reinforce the abuse, neglect and violence against disabled people. Cheryl McDonnell says we need the power of a Royal Commission to review what has happened in the past, how it happened, and to understand what must be done to ensure the end of the abuse.

A new way of thinking about work injuries – report released

Recovery at work strategic roundtableThe health benefits of work, early intervention and how to improve the recovery rates for injured employees were the focus of a recent strategic stakeholder roundtable at NSW Parliament House. The final GAP report has now been released.

Putting people at the centre of the workers insurance system for successful return to work

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Most people who were injured are keen to return to work in a reasonable timeframe, but some have more complex needs and require a different model of care. Dr Caroline Howe says it’s crucial that the workers compensation system actively involves the injured worker and operates from a real place of care.

Youth dual diagnosis clients and the systemic barriers they face

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Studies have shown that more than half of individuals with a mental health condition are also using drugs and alcohol. Anna Brockman says it’s crucial to work holistically with both concerns at an early stage.

Understanding schizophrenia – do what you can do

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At the Schizophrenia Awareness Week comes to an end, Rob Ramjan, CEO of the Schizophrenia Fellowship of NSW, urges us all to get to understand the complexity and hopefully be more supportive of people with schizophrenia and their carers.

Schizophrenia Awareness Week

Schizophrenia Fellowship of NSW logoIt’s Schizophrenia Awareness Week from 15 to 21 May 2016. This provides an opportunity to raise community awareness of schizophrenia and mental illness in general.

Help replace pain and fear with joy and laughter on Starlight Day

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Friday 6 May is Starlight Day. Karen Kennedy from the Starlight Children’s Foundation urges all Australians to help keep Captain Starlight and Starlight Express Room programs in every children’s hospital in the country open seven days a week to support more sick children.