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Opportunities for proactive approaches to mental health reform

On the Line recently submitted our response to the Productivity Commission into the Social and Economic Benefits of Improving Mental Health, which provides us all with a fantastic opportunity to change the way our society views mental health.

By Kim O’Neill, CEO, On the Line

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Federal Productivity Commission into Mental Health - On the Line submission

The Federal government has begun the process of a Productivity Commission into Mental Health, entitled ‘The Social and Economic Benefits of Improving Mental Health’. On the Line has submitted a response that outlines just some of the areas we consider to be priorities for the Productivity Commission to consider.

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Australian Federal Budget 2019: Investing in health

One in five Australians experienced a mental health condition in the past 12 months, and almost half of us will experience a mental health issue during our lifetime. At On the Line, we have seen a 23% increase in calls to Suicide Call Back Service and a 27% increase in calls to MensLine from 2016-17 to 2017-18, and they continue to rise. On the Line welcomes the Government investment in prioritising mental health and suicide prevention.

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Could nature healing be part of the future of treatment?

In the mental health sector’s continuing search for new ways to understand, prevent and treat emotional and mental ill health, new findings are constantly emerging. One of the most interesting areas to attract more recent attention and acceptance is not new – in fact, it is old as humanity itself – the concept of ‘nature healing’.

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