Friday Media Round Up – 30 November

30 November 2012

This week has been dominated by the release of the National Mental Health Commissions Report Card. Below are just a few of the many articles relating to the report.

Please see below for the SPA response to the Report Card http://bit.ly/QH8yZQ

Are we stuck in groundhog day, when it comes to mental health and suicide prevention?

The first Natioanl Report Card on Mental Health and Suicide Prevention should be recognised as a significant effort, given the constraints under which it was produced. http://bit.ly/TuCUwh

headspace CEO support moves for Griffith centre

The national CEO of headspace says the nation’s first mental health report card is depressing, because it highlights a lack of progress http://bit.ly/V7MAhy

Mental health resources cop $16 million hit

The Queensland government has siphoned off $16 million from the state’s mental health services this year in a trend that has worried the National Mental Health Commission.
http://bit.ly/116MCL9

Mental Health Commission reports ‘massive’ problems with services

The National Mental Health Commission wants to know more about how Australians with mental illnesses are being confined and restrained in institutions http://bit.ly/TpnQ2N

Young, male or indigenous more likely to suicide: report

DIVORCE, alcohol use, and the number of jobs in agriculture were three of the main factors driving the suicide rate in regional and remote Australia, a new report from the National Suicide Prevention Strategy revealed on Tuesday http://bit.ly/Tx2L95

Symposium introduces suicide prevention guidelines

Proposed clinical guidelines to help individuals at risk of attempting or completing suicide will be outlined at a mental health symposium, jointly presented by the University of South Australia and Country Health SA, in Whyalla on December 6 http://bit.ly/RjSYoB