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

By Know Injury • 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 Know Injury • 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 Know Injury • 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…

Trans Pathways study by Telethon Kids Institute

By Know Injury • September 18th, 2017

In 2016, the Telethon Kids Institute launched the largest national survey conducted of the mental health and care pathways of transgender and gender diverse young people in Australia. This Trans Pathways study incorporated the views of 859 transgender and gender diverse young people aged 14 – 25 years and 194 parents and guardians of transgendermore…

Effective Components of Indigenous Suicide Prevention Projects Identified

By Know Injury • December 16th, 2016
Effective Components of Indigenous Suicide Prevention Projects Identified

For the past half century suicide has emerged as a major cause of premature mortality among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and a significant contributor to the overall life expectancy gap between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians. In 2014 suicide was the fifth leading cause of death among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, withmore…

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