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Posted in General
Advocates for men's mental health say significant funding must be allocated to suicide prevention programs and services that are specifically targeted at men.
A recent publication exploring the implementation of best practice suicide prevention initiatives in the NSW Hunter New England and Central Coast regions identified that systems modelling could act as an effective evidence-based regional decision-making tool to facilitate optimally coordinated investment in suicide prevention.
The new 2021 Snapshot of Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Statistics for LGBTIQ+ People and LGBTIQ+ Health and Wellbeing Policy Priorities 2021 resources aim to increase understanding and improve mental health and wellbeing outcomes for LGBTIQ+ people.
Posted in Research
Recent research shows a significant increase in the number of children and young people seeking help from Kids Helpline in 2020 when compared to 2019.
The Victorian Government shows leadership in mental health and suicide prevention with the 21/22 State Budget announcement
The State Budget directly responds to the Royal Commission into Victoria’s Mental Health System’s 10-year plan to transform the state’s mental health and wellbeing system. It also builds on the Federal Government’s announcement earlier this month of a $2.3 billion investment into mental health and suicide prevention in the 2021/22 budget.
Organisations working in mental health and suicide prevention welcomed the commitment to issues in urgent need of national attention while cautioning that the funding must be followed up with continued support and investment in future years.
The Life in Mind team attended the post-budget briefings held by the National Mental Health Commission and Suicide Prevention Australia and summarised the themes below.
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A summary of highlights from day one of the Australian Men's Health Forum, Men's Health Connected online gathering: The National Response to Suicide - Are Men A Priority?
The National Suicide Prevention Adviser has shared a closer look at the eight recommendations in the Final Advice in an online webinar.