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On the Line achieves ISO 9001:2015 certification

On the Line is delighted to announce that we have achieved certification for ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management Systems. This accreditation further enhances On the Line’s reputation for providing quality services to the community, and provides an internationally recognised assurance to both current and future partners that our operations are world class.

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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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The physical impact of loneliness (Part 2)

Numerous studies have shown us that loneliness carries risks for physical disease and even for a shortened life span.

By Kim O’Neill, CEO, On the Line

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Managing work stress

It’s a fact of life that our jobs can sometimes become difficult or stressful and this can be an unpleasant feeling. Understand what can cause workplace stress and what you can do to help make your work day less stressful.

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5 ways that talking about mental health can bring people closer

Why Do Some People Struggle With Mental Health? Talking about it with a friend or family member might seem like the last thing you want to do. But opening up and sharing your feelings will help you feel better.

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Expanding our mindset when talking about mental health

As discussed in my recent post about the renewed focus on mental health brought about by Victorian and Federal government reviews, we have a wonderful opportunity to look at mental health in a new way.

By Kim O’Neill, CEO, On the Line

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24-hour mental and social health support in Northern and Western Queensland

Phone and online counselling service NQ Connect is supporting people affected by the recent Queensland floods.

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