beyondblue has launched an Australian-first national campaign in conjunction with the Mentally Healthy Workplace Alliance to encourage Australia’s business leaders to take action on mental health. It comes as a new PwC report reveals that Australian businesses will receive an average return of $2.30 for every $1 they invest in effective workplace mental health strategies.…

Mental health and wellbeing issues faced by parents and carers contacting the Parentline counselling service have increased significantly over the past year, a report has revealed. Parentline is a confidential telephone and online counselling service that provides education, guidance and support for parents and other individuals who care for children in Queensland and the Northern…

In a world first, Kids Helpline has launched a project to provide safe and secure online group counselling to Australian teenagers using social media. The pilot project, led by University of Sydney Psychologist Dr Andrew Campbell, responds to the gap in services and growing demand to migrate e-mental health support online. “One in three teenagers has…

As the search for the missing Malaysian Airlines flight MH370 continues with no indication as to where it is or what happened to the 239 passengers and crew, the world is fascinated with this intriguing event that has aviation experts puzzled and no answers in sight. While there are no answers at this time despite…

The shock disappearance of Malaysia Airlines MH370 with 239 people on board this week over the Gulf of Thailand while on route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing has captured the world’s media attention. The mystery surrounding it’s disappearance is unique in that there has not yet been any wreckage of the flight sighted, days after…

by Australia Counselling founder, Clinton Power The tragic death of Charlotte Dawson this week has highlighted how fragile life can be for someone that battles depression. Charlotte Dawson was a well regarded Australian television personality and former model. She was also outspoken on social media and had been on the receiving end of attacks from internet…

Discrimination against people with mental health issues in the workplace still occurs. And Megan Barrow knows, because she has dealt with depression and anxiety  throughout her life and was on the receiving end of workplace discrimination as she was dealing with these mental health issues. Megan is now passionate about raising the profile for mental health issues in Australia…

By Brad McLean New Years resolutions often start with a plan to either begin or recommit to an exercise regime but the biggest challenge is squeezing it in to our demanding schedules. It’s one of the great challenges of modern life – finding a way to successfully balance work and life commitments without feeling like…

Australia Counselling member Colleen Morris was recently featured on the Profitable Hospitality Podcast  speaking about how to manage alcohol and drug issues in the workplace. Ken Burgin, the owner of ProfitableHospitality.com asked Colleen lots of interesting questions about how managers and those that work with others in the hospitality industry can manage employees that may be struggling…