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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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Poor physical health major contributor to distress in older Indigenous Australians

A new study suggests that poor physical health and disability are key drivers of psychological distress in older Indigenous Australians.

 

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Regional and remote mental health services are difficult to access

One in five Australians will experience a mental health disorder each year, but recent reports suggest that people living in regional and remote areas are not able to access the support services they need.

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Tackling loneliness: UK appoints minister for loneliness

Latest figures from the UK suggest that 9 million people, young and old, are affected by loneliness. To combat these growing numbers, the UK has appointed a minister for loneliness; Tracey Crouch, to tackle the scale of the problem across Britain.

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Facebook and your wellbeing

Facebook, recently announced they want to make sure the time we spend on the platform is well spent, and improves our wellbeing. Facebook has worked with academic institutions to research the impact social media has on our wellbeing. View some of the research findings with us.

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Increased funding for mental health services

The Government is to provide an additional $1.8 million in funding over the next two years to four digital mental health services that offer telephone, web chat and online support.

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Forming new habits

With only 8% of people who make New Year’s resolutions likely to succeed, we’ve compiled some advice to help you form, and stick to, a new habit for 2018.

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Why is behaviour change so hard?

Have you struggled to keep a new years’ resolution? You may be wondering why changing behaviour is one of the hardest things to do? Here we break down some of the reasons why behaviour change is so difficult.

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