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Tips for talking about the Netflix drama, "13 Reasons Why"

4 days 2 hours ago

On Friday, May 18th 2018, Netflix will release season 2 of the television show ‘13 Reasons Why’. Although we are not sure what will be included in the second season, we do know that season 1 included many themes that were distressing to many viewers, particularly for those who have mental health problems, or have experienced thoughts of suicide.

Free Mental Health First Aid training for 1st year health students

3 months 1 day ago

As a result of funding received from the Australian Government Department of Health, Mental Health First Aid Australia is currently providing free access to the eLearning component of our Tertiary MHFA Course for first year students in selected health and human services courses.

Exciting results for teen MHFA

3 months 3 days ago

Recent study shows our teen Mental Health First Aid (tMHFA) is an effective and feasible programme for increasing supportive first aid intentions and mental health literacy in adolescents in the short term. tMHFA could be widely disseminated to positively impact on help seeking for adolescent mental illness.

How can you support someone at Christmas?

5 months 6 days ago

Christmas can add additional strain for those that have recently started getting help for mental ill health, for those with a long term mental illness, or someone in recovery.

Remembering to reconnect at Christmas

5 months 6 days ago

Many Australians feel lonely or isolated and this can be exacerbated at this time of year. If you haven’t spoken to someone in a while, now is a good time to reach out.

Older Person Mental Health First Aid

5 months 2 weeks ago

Mental health problems in older people are under-diagnosed and under-treated, often misattributed to ageing or poor physical health.