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.
Albert Park Kinder has made a commitment to develop a mentally healthy workplace and as part of this commitment has set a goal to achieve Gold status as an MHFA skilled workplace.
We are developing a video campaign to celebrate that 2 million MHFAiders have now been trained worldwide in 2017.We are looking for participants to share their story on video of being a MHFAider and how it has impacted their life and the support they have offered to others.
A recent episode of SBS Insight highlighted the high rates of mental illness within the healthcare industry and the unrelenting pressure felt by doctors and nurses. MHFA Australia offers two specialised courses to meet the specific needs of the industry.