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.…

A new national headspace campaign is telling Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people there’s no shame in talking about problems affecting their mental health and wellbeing. The campaign is the first youth-led national Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander youth mental health campaign of its kind. ‘Yarn safe’ was developed with a group of 12…

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…

Everybody gets angry. But, how do you know if your anger is a real concern? This questionnaire will help you assess your ability to cope with anger and determine whether or not anger management is a problem for you. Please read through each question, recording the indicated score for each yes or no response. Your…

Bedwetting, or “nocturnal enuresis”, is surprisingly common. The American Academy of Pediatrics estimates that 20% of 5 year olds are bedwetters, as are 10% of 6 year olds. Thankfully, most children grow out of it in time. What many parents don’t know is that bedwetting has a hereditary component, so a child may well stop…

As something of a latecomer to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of psychiatric disorders, Body Dysmorphic Disorder  (BDD) is not as well understood as it should be. Sufferers become obsessed with one or more perceived body flaws. This obsession can become so strong that it interferes with regular daily life, and very often co-occurs with…

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