Lifeline reminds Australians that suicide doesn’t discriminate
In the lead up to this year’s World Suicide Prevention Day (Sunday, 10th September), Lifeline is reminding Australians that suicide can affect everyone and encouraging anyone who is doing it tough to reach out for help through the organisation’s 24/7 phone and digital crisis support services.https://www.lifeline.org.au/resources/news-and-media-releases/media-releases/
Caring for the carers of vulnerable Victorians
More than 60,000 Victorians care for a loved one living with mental illness, and the Andrews Labor Government is giving them the support they need – with new Mental Health and Wellbeing Connect Centres in seven regions now officially open. Delivering on a key recommendation of the Royal Commission into Victoria’s Mental Health System, these services are the first of their kind in Australia, supporting the mental health and quality of life of caregivers when supporting someone with mental health challenges, illness, psychological distress or addiction.