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Budget 2018: Mental health focus on suicide prevention and research

On the Line welcomes the mental health investment announced in the 2018 Federal Budget. With one in five Australians experiencing a mental health disorder each year, mental health is a priority for our communities. Here are some of the highlights from this investment in mental health, focusing on suicide prevention and research.

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Victorian Budget: Record investment in mental health services

On the Line welcomes the news that the Victorian Government has announced a record investment for mental health support in the Victorian Budget 2018/19. Overall, $705 million will be invested in the mental health sector. View some of the project highlights.

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6 ways to manage stress in the workplace

Feel like stress at work is getting too much? Here are six tips on how to deal with workplace stress.

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Dads with a history of mental health issues are at risk for antenatal depression

New research by the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute suggests that dads-to-be with a history of common mental health issues are at a significantly greater risk of developing antenatal depression.

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New research reveals parents fear social media more than drugs and alcohol

Research from ReachOut reveals 40% of Australian parents are worried about their children using social media and technology, compared to 25% of parents who were concerned about traditional risks to children around alcohol, drugs and smoking. See ReachOut’s five tips for parents whose child is experiencing cyberbullying.

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Breaking down common bipolar disorder myths

For World Bipolar Day, we’re breaking down the myths associated with the disorder to help eliminate the stigma. Bipolar disorder is a brain disorder that causes unusual shifts in mood, energy, activity levels, and the ability to carry out day-to-day tasks. One in fifty adult Australians will experience the disorder in a year.

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International Day of Happiness – Happiest places

In 2017, Norway topped the World Happiness Report ranking, with Australia coming in a respectable ninth place. With the United Nation’s International Day of Happiness coming up, we thought it was a good time to look at what makes a country and a workplace happy.

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International Women’s Day: Press for Progress

March 8 is International Women’s Day, and the theme for 2018 is #pressforprogress. The campaign aims to highlight the gender gap to encourage everyone to think, act and be gender inclusive.

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Zero Suicide target within the mental health sector

Zero suicide is a fast-growing global initiative that aims to prevent people dying by suicide while under the care of a healthcare provider. Zero Suicide believes that these deaths are preventable and are encouraging providers to improve their systems. We’re taking a closer look at how different countries are approaching the Zero Suicide goal.

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Exercise and mental health

As many people pursue their summer fitness workouts to improve their physical health, we’re looking at the connection between exercise and mental health.

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