Author Archives: Headspace

Response to Medical Observer article

The Medical Observer article on 23 August 2011 inaccurately implies that headspace is condemning the Federal Government’s current mental health plans in its submission to the recent Senate inquiry. This is incorrect. headspace has a robust relationship with the Department … Continue reading

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Media guidelines just one piece of the puzzle

The throw-away media line “police said there were no suspicious circumstances” may be a thing of the past with today’s announcement of the Australian Press Council’s new guidelines for suicide reporting. These guidelines highlight that reporting of suicide can benefit … Continue reading

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Family violence casts a pall over far too many

Behind closed doors in thousands of suburban streets across Australia there are family tragedies playing out every day that are damaging the emotional health and wellbeing of young people. But the silence is deafening. The appalling spectre of family violence … Continue reading

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