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.
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.
Christmas can be a period of stress for many reasons. However, there are ways to help make Christmas less stressful.
Mental health problems in older people are under-diagnosed and under-treated, often misattributed to ageing or poor physical health.
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.