You will find more information about Mental Health Month on the link below:
You will find more information about Mental Health Month on the link below:
This year, World Mental Health day is more important than ever. That’s why we are delighted to invite you to join four of our mental health research leaders as they discuss mental health over a webinar on Friday 9 October. The panel will explore what makes our brain resilient or vulnerable, how isolation and stress impact us, and how this will affect us for generations to come.
This pandemic is a chronic stressor with no clear ending yet in sight. We have had to say goodbye to many simple rituals, such as handshakes, that are a source of reward and belonging. We are challenged with the pressure of increased caring responsibilities and financial uncertainty.
While we’ve all been hit by the same storm, we’re not in the same boat. What determines our ability to cope in the moment and our recovery after this pandemic has subsided? With 1 in 4 people experiencing mental health issues, how will these stresses exacerbate already debilitating symptoms? Are we facing a mental health pandemic?
As we wait for a COVID-19 vaccine, the value of medical research is inarguable. We must also invest in a deeper understanding of mental health and in developing treatments.
We hope you are well, and able to join us for this all-important conversation.
The Florey Fundraising Team
For details click on the link below:
Have your say: groundbreaking new survey launched TODAY!
Last November, SANE Australia launched the Anne Deveson Research Centre (ADRC). In launching the Research Centre, we had a vision. A deep desire to better understand the experiences of people living with complex mental health issues – not just in terms of their diagnoses, symptoms or labels – but the varied, nuanced and unique aspects of their lives as a whole.
We know that people’s experiences of complex mental health issues do not exist in a vacuum, and impact how they’re treated by those around them. In order for us to be able to passionately advocate for improved social outcomes and support, we needed to have a better understanding of how living with a mental health issue impacts people across key areas like employment, housing and the healthcare system.
I’m so excited to announce that after working closely with incredible lived experience advocates, policymakers, stigma reduction practitioners and dedicated researchers, our vision has finally come to fruition today.
Supported by the Paul Ramsay Foundation, Our Turn to Speak is a groundbreaking national survey that seeks to understand the life experiences – both positive and negative – of people living with severe and complex mental health issues in Australia.
The ADRC has worked in partnership with the Melbourne School of Psychological Sciences (MSPS) at the University of Melbourne, and is seeking 7,000 survey participants aged 18 and over, who have experienced complex mental health issues in the last 12 months.
More than 690,000 Australians aged 18 and over live with complex mental health issues. The findings of Our Turn to Speak will be used to inform SANE’s future advocacy efforts, as we work to make a real difference to all Australian affected by these issues.
To see if you or someone you know is eligible to participate, take a look at the website, ourturntospeak.com.au. If you’d like to share this survey with others, please use the resources in our supporter pack.
I’m so incredibly excited by the potential of this work to catalyse real change for those of us affected by complex mental health issues. It’s Our Turn to Speak.
Dr Michelle Blanchard
Deputy CEO, SANE Australia
We look forward to seeing you from 10am – 1.30pm tomorrow to ensure that the message of priorities and concerns of Tandem members towards a comprehensively reformed compassionate mental health service includes your voice.
Orange & Red Rooms, Level 1, Multicultural Hub, 506 Elizabeth Street, Melbourne
Date & time
Thursday 13 June
10am – 1.30pm (Morning tea & lunch provided)
In the Royal Commission Terms of Reference, the Commissioners have been charged to find out ‘How to best support the needs of family members and carers of people living with mental illness’. The day will be dedicated to discussing and preparing Tandem’s Submission to the Royal Commission into Victoria’s Mental Health System. We look forward to seeing you tomorrow!
You can access the Tandem newsletter via the link below.
Do you live with, or support someone living with schizophrenia? We would love to hear about your experiences and opinions regarding treatment decisions, access and preferences.
So let us know what you think. Participation in this online survey should take 10-20 minutes, and you can go in the draw to win a $100 voucher.
To make sure you don’t miss out on other opportunities to get involved with important research projects, sign up for our research newsletter here.
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The National Workforce Centre would like to invite you to participate in an evaluation project to help assess the effectiveness and quality of the Emerging Minds: National Workforce Centre for Child Mental Health (NWCCMH) and improve the learning experience of users.
The aim of this evaluation is to learn more about the NWCCMH and how it might be helping practitioners address mental health difficulties in children (or not). Findings from the research will be used to guide and improve activities of the Centre.
To participate simply register or login to the Emerging Minds online learning centre, and opt-in to the evaluation project when prompted. Participation will involve completing a short survey upon opting-in and then again at regular intervals across the next few months. There is also a short three-question survey at the end of each online course. Participation will be completely anonymous and opting-out is available at any time.
Further information can be found in the Information Statement and Consent Form.
This research has been approved by the Parenting Research Centre Human Research Ethics Committee (Melbourne).
The Saving Lives. Saving Money report maps out the economic case for investing in Victoria’s mental health, backed by data from the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, and independent investment analysis. It brings together not only mental health service providers, but police, unions, and clinicians who all agree that, without proper funding, Victoria will see increased demand and pressure on ambulance call-outs, police and criminal justice, emergency departments and public hospitals, and crisis services. The document is available here.
Mind the Gap
Mental Health Victoria and SalvoConnect engaged the University of Sydney to produce a Victorian focussed policy research paper on the mental health landscape post NDIS transition. The report covers the gaps for those both eligible and ineligle for the NDIS, people who are eligible but don’t apply and the gaps in the systems interfaces.The document is available here.
‘The Flinders study found the NDIS worked best for participants and families who could “strongly advocate for themselves”, and left people with intellectual and psychosocial disabilities as well as older carers with health issues, at a disadvantage.’ from Wellways eNews
You are invited to our Annual General Meeting at Betty Day Centre on Tuesday 10
October 2017 to hear our guest Professor Jayashri Kulkarni
speak on ‘Research at MAPrc’
For more information see flyer here AGM Professor Jayashi Kulkarni