Approximately 35% of people living in residential aged care are thought to experience depression.
To acknowledge World Mental Health Day on the 10th October, Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) Australia is celebrating Mental Health First Aiders with a new video campaign called ‘I Am One’.
The 2nd 2-day international MHFA Summit was held on the 18th-19th September in Dublin, Ireland and hosted by MHFA Ireland.
World Suicide Prevention Day on September 10, exists to raise awareness of the problem of suicide and the many ways in which we can work to reduce suicide rates and the incidence of suicidal behaviours.
Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) Australia has won the TheMHS Medal in the 2017 Mental Health Service Awards of Australia and New Zealand program for service to mental health.
Headspace youth advocates on a Mental Health First Aid tour to train young people and provide them with the skills to support their peers.
Mental Health First Aid Australia has received funding from the Australian Government Department of Health, to provide subsidised access to our eLearning MHFA Course for Tertiary Students across several first year health and allied health courses.
Local sporting clubs have an important role in their players and their families lives, and by providing Mental Health First Aid training, the Victorian Amateur Football Association (VAFA) and the Thick & Thin initiative are improving the support available to players.
MHFA among 35 leading health organisations calling on the Federal Government to legislate for marriage equality and put an end to marriage discrimination.
Each year the Household, Income and Labour Dynamics in Australia (HILDA) Survey is released, and for the first time in 2017 has researched gambling, revealing that 1.4 million Australians are directly harmed by the activity.