This interesting infographic shows what’s stressing Australians. No surprise that financial stress is one of the leading stressors for many Australians. Most concerning is that 72 per cent of Australians experience physical health problems related to stress and 64 per cent of Australians experience mental health issues related to stress. Check out the infographic below for…

by Clinton Power, founder Australia Counselling For World Mental Health Day, October 10 2015, I’m reflecting on the state of mental health in Australia – how far we’ve come, where we are today, and where we need to go next. One of the reasons I started the Australia Counselling Directory back in 2011 is I…

Today, September 10, 2015 is World Suicide Prevention Day and suicide prevention organisation R U OK? is asking us to check with our family, friends and colleagues to ask how they’re doing. It’s an important time to pause, reflect and consider if you need to reach out to people in your community and ask them…

Do you love TED Talks as much as we do? There’s nothing like feeling inspired and captivated in 18 minute segments of compelling video by world-class speakers. So we’ve sourced 26 of the best TED Talks we could find on mental health for your enjoyment. There’s a lot of viewing here – 7.8 hours to be…

ReachOut Australia, with the University of Melbourne and the University of Wollongong, is undertaking a major new research project that investigates the impacts of online mental health services by studying 1,500 young people who use the service over time. Early data from the project, which commenced in December 2014, reveals important findings about young people…

beyondblue has announced the redevelopment of the MindMatters initiative, which will provide secondary school staff with online resources and personal support to help improve the mental health and wellbeing of students. The new redesigned, evidence-informed MindMatters program is launched as a new beyondblue survey of teachers and principals found that one in five said they were…

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