Orange Sky Laundry is the world's first free mobile laundry for people experiencing homelessness. Orange Sky now has 800 volunteers across the country who are all supporting people in very challenging circumstances, with over a quarter of these volunteers trained in Mental Health First Aid.
It's always encouraging to see elite sportspeople recognising the importance of looking out for one another and working towards reducing the stigma associated with mental health problems. The NRL's State of Mind mental health program is going strong in its third year, announcing the addition of 13 new ambassadors. All ambassadors are trained in Mental Health First Aid!
Started by the Macedon Ranges Shire Council, the Live4Life mental health promotion model aims to reduce youth suicide in rural communities through training adults in Youth Mental Health First Aid and adolescents in teen Mental Health First Aid.
Work with MHFA Australia in Melbourne! Two new opportunities open for applications now - Marketing Officer and Team Leader (both maternity leave positions).
A recent report commissioned by the Mornington Peninsula Shire Council found that 25% of Peninsula teenagers suffered from depression, 6% higher than the national average. In response, the shire has listed Youth and teen Mental Health First Aid training as one of seven priority projects in its proposed 2017/18 budget.
"Employers must realise that every $1 invested in strengthening mental health and wellbeing in the workplace has an average return of $2.30", said Burns.
In a recent article on the role of pharmacists in mental health services, community pharmacist Karalyn Huxhagen encouraged pharmacy staff to undertake MHFA. “A pharmacist is a trusted member of the community and we are available often when the GP/mental health care team are not as easy to access. We can provide support, empathy and guidance", said Karalyn.
Funding boost for Namatjira Haven Drug and Alcohol Healing Centre to be used to train local staff in Aboriginal MHFA to provide assistance to indigenous people with mental health issues in Casino, Richmond Valley, Kyogle and district and Tweed Heads.
As part of AFL Richmond Football Club’s commitment to health and wellbeing, players, coaches and staff attended Mental Health First Aid training during the pre-season, conducted by facilitators from Mental Health Education Group.
The MHFA Australia team celebrated, surprised and thanked Betty during a special party held at the Melbourne Zoo (an appropriate setting to finally meet the real Algee).