To encourage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people to talk about mental health and wellbeing, communities in the Northern Territory have worked with headspace and Indigenous Hip Hop Projects (IHHP) to create the ‘Got a lot going on’ music video. The hip hop video, written and performed by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young…

Too many people still don’t know that anxiety conditions are genuine mental health issues and do not realise how common they are, despite more than a quarter of Australians experiencing an anxiety condition during their lives. The findings are contained in new analysis that shows thousands of Australians with these conditions don’t seek support because…

beyondblue has identified and rated the best activities for improving and protecting the mental health of older Australians, in a new booklet specifically for aged care workers, but also helpful for other carers. Based on La Trobe University research, the booklet rates activities on a scale of zero to three for how effective they are…

Millions of Australian men are letting friendships fall by the wayside and becoming increasingly isolated once they reach their 30s, an Australian-first study has found. The Men’s Social Connectedness report, funded by beyondblue with donations from The Movember Foundation, reveals the extent of loneliness and disconnection among men in their middle years. It found that…

Immediate and practical support is available for communities affected by the South Australian bushfires, beyondblue CEO Georgie Harman said today, as people face continued threats to their homes and local areas. An easy-to-use information card and booklet continuing advice for anyone dealing with the emotional impact of a natural disaster are both available to download…

The NSW Mental Health Commissioner, John Feneley, welcomed the NSW Government’s commitment to a new direction for mental health services in NSW and $115 million in new funding to a series of important mental health initiatives, saying the investment demonstrated the Government had listened to people who live with mental illness and their families and…

beyondblue commends the Support in tough times: Encouraging young people to seek help for their friends report released by the NSW Mental Health Commission and the NSW Commission for Children and Young People, which outlines the important role friends play in recognising mental health problems in their peers. The report highlights how friends are often…