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Put to the text: SMS reminders for addiction treatment sessions

SMS reminders sent to patients booked in to addiction treatment sessions significantly increase attendance rates, University of Queensland research has found. […]

StandBy – support after suicide launches dedicated website to help those impact…

StandBy – Support After Suicide is pleased to announce the launch of its new website, www.standbysupport.com.au, providing a greater online […]

Flying Doctor launches new GP mental health partnership

The Royal Flying Doctor Service South Eastern Section (RFDS SE) is launching a new mental health service partnership in Dubbo […]

Eating disorder treatments cost-effective but under-funded

First-of-its-kind research from Deakin University has found psychotherapies for life-threatening and debilitating eating disorders are cost-effective, but public funding is […]

New digital health program released for the LGBQ community

A new digital health program for lesbian, gay, bisexual and queer people, who are experiencing difficulties with anxiety and depression, […]

Suicide risk assessments don’t prevent suicide

According to research published today in the BMJ, the current system of categorising a patient’s suicide risk isn’t effective. Co-author […]

Access to mental health services through Medicare on the rise

Close to 10% of the Australian population accessed Medicare-subsidised mental health services in 2015–16, according to a report released recently […]

Use of restraints in mental health facilities

For the first time, the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) has published national data about the use of […]

New atlas to help people find mental health services

Planners hope a new Mental Health Atlas of the Central and Eastern Sydney Primary Health Networks Region will help people […]