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WA Burden of Disease Study 2015

By Injury Matters • June 30th, 2020

The Epidemiology Branch of the WA Department of Health and the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) recently conducted the Western Australian Burden of Disease Study 2015 to provide an assessment of the impact of diseases, injuries and risk factors for the whole population, health regions and the Aboriginal population. Utilising several data collections,more…

WA Causes of Death in 2018

By Injury Matters • October 8th, 2019

Twenty-eight more Western Australians died due to injury in 2018, compared to 2017. The injury areas that experienced the highest increase in deaths in 2018 included “other accidental threats to breathing” (1,300% increase, n=28 vs n=2), “exposure to inanimate mechanical forces” (133% increase, n=7 vs n=2) and “assault” (109% increase, n=46 vs n=22).

The Western Australian Mental Health Promotion, Mental Illness, Alcohol and Other Drug Prevention Plan 2018-2025

By Injury Matters • November 29th, 2018

In partnership with a number of key stakeholders the Mental Health Commission recently released the Western Australian Mental Health Promotion, Mental Illness, Alcohol and Other Drug Prevention Plan 2018-2025. This prevention plan was identified as a requirement within the Western Australian Mental Health, Alcohol and Other Drug Services Plan 2015-2025 to address mental health, alcoholmore…

Suicide Prevention – Summit Session Recap

By • January 15th, 2018

The Suicide Prevention workshop at the Injury Prevention Summit provided an opportunity for health professionals to reflect on achievements, the current state of the sector and areas for improvement. The range of experiences amongst the panellists and the audience generated a broad ranging discussion, with many common themes emerging throughout the session. When discussing strengthsmore…

National Suicide Prevention Plan

By • October 24th, 2017

1 in 5 Australians aged over 16 will experience mental ill-health each year.ii On October 14, the conclusion of Mental Health Week, the Fifth National Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Plan was released. Working towards achieving an integrated mental health system, the Plan has a vision for a mental health system that: enables recovery, preventsmore…

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