Head to Health: Opportunities to Provide Feedback

July 26, 2017

Over the past 18 months, the Australian Government Department of Health has been working with consumers, carers, health professionals and digital mental health service providers to develop Head to Health, the new digital mental health gateway. Head to Health is a key component of the Australian Government’s Response to the National Mental Health Commission’s 2014 […]

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Being Consultations: Have your say!

July 21, 2017

We are currently visiting areas of NSW to hold consultations with people with lived experience of mental illness. We will be asking people about the mental health system and other structures that affect people with mental illness, such as the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). It is only by listening to people with a lived […]

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Being NDIS and Mental Health Survey

Are you interested in sharing your experience about the NDIS and mental health? We are running an online survey to find out about your experiences with the NDIS, so we can better advocate for the things that are important to you. The survey is for everyone, whether you are an NDIS participant or not. Survey link: […]

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Artist stories: Sue Kennedy

August 23, 2017

When I was very close to suicide, I decided in a split second to pick up a pen instead.  I started writing my journey through anxiety and depression.  Initially, my writing was intended to heal me, which it did thankfully.  It was important to share my journey with others in the form of a book […]

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Artist stories: Vijaya Sen

August 23, 2017

I am a qualified visual artist who has participated in 11 solo and group art exhibitions.   Art practice is an important part of healing and for my wellbeing.  Nature can be uplifting and inspiring, and art practice offers interesting technical challenges.  Art gets me motivated by doing drawings and gives me a reason to get […]

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Artist stories: Richard Bell

August 23, 2017

I am a Media and Arts Mental Health Advocate who publishes poetry works about my lived experience with schizophrenia.  My contemporary free-verse poetry and memoirs are auto-biographical.  I write for myself, as well as in the hope that others with similar issues can relate – at an emotional level.   I have published several lived-experience articles […]

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