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Tis the season to be jolly & stressed: How to relieve the pressure this Christmas

T’was the night before Christmas, when all through the house, not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse… Except for me as I’m tossing and turning because I’m worrying about the presents, the tree, the family dinners, and almost everything else I have to do tomorrow. For many, the festive season is a time […]

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Posted on December 12th, 2017

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Time to hear from the Mental Health Council of Aust.

Turning awareness into action…

There is a popular belief that goldfish only have a three-second memory span and every lap of their fishbowl is like seeing the world for the first time. Have we just completed another lap of the fishbowl? Another Mental Health Month where we raise awareness, advocate, and advance the cause and achieve great things. More […]

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Posted on November 16th, 2017

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Lobbe Brothers Our 2017 Mental Health Week Ambassadors

This year we are proud to announce not one, but two Mental Health Week Ambassadors. Matt and Tom Lobbe are joining us this Mental Health Week to raise awareness around mental health and wellbeing. Matt is the ruckman for Port Adelaide Football Club and is passionate about mental health. “Before I experienced mental health challenges […]

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Posted on September 23rd, 2017

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ED Update for August

The SA Mental Health Commission has released its preliminary findings and draft of the SA Mental Health Strategic Plan which will be released in full for comment soon. Nominations are now open for the Mental Health in Excellence Awards. You can nominate yourself, colleague or anyone in the sector. The Mental Health Awards celebrates the outstanding contribution […]

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Posted on August 13th, 2017

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NDIS Update

The NDIS roll out is officially here. This roll out is a gradual unfolding of the scheme across South Australia and you can click here to see when it is coming to your area. We are continuing to build a register of concerns that assists us with our advocacy. Details are anonymous, but what it does provide […]

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Posted on August 3rd, 2017

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July Update from our Executive Director

The SA Mental Health Commission has undertaken widespread consultation for the South Australian Mental Health Strategic Plan. The MHCSA’s submission focused on three strategic priorities to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of South Australian investment in mental health services. These included improving the focus on outcomes for NGO mental health services by co-designing a better […]

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Posted on July 4th, 2017

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Update from Geoff

This month has seen a few wins when it comes to our NDIS advocacy – but we’re not quite there yet. Last week’s Federal Budget saw our Federal Health Minister Greg Hunt acknowledged there is a gap for people who won’t qualify for the NDIS by announcing an $80m injection in to psychosocial support services. […]

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Posted on May 23rd, 2017

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May Update from MHCSA

This May has been a busy one here at the MHCSA. Right now we’re working hard on preparing for our annual Lived Experience Workforce conference coming up on Wednesday 24th May. You can find out more details in this eNews as well as a copy of our conference poster you can download for your workplace. […]

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Posted on May 18th, 2017

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April Update

I write from Canberra where more than 80 mental health representatives from 45 organisations across the country are gathering to urge Commonwealth politicians to recognise the mental health of Australians. We are at a cross roads and need bi-partisan support for: – restoring and then increasing funding levels to keep pace with demand for mental health […]

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Posted on March 31st, 2017

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NDIS Update

Are you eligible? We are not far from the NDIS roll out and there are still a lot of unanswered questions. For some of you it is whether you are eligible. If you are interested in testing your eligibility for NDIS, you can do this up to 6 months prior to the Scheme rolling out […]

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Posted on March 29th, 2017

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How to Stay Positive After You’ve Been Diagnosed with Mental Illness

Mental illness can affect anyone. If you happen to have it, you can turn things around by deciding on one thing: staying positive. Undoubtedly, you will still struggle to control your thoughts. Even people who are apparently healthy and have no mental illness can find positive thinking to be difficult. Negative thoughts constantly linger and, […]

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Posted on March 24th, 2017

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ADELAIDE FRINGE REVIEW – The Package

Set in a hospital, an old woman is presented with a package, which she is suspicious of at first, she is then bombarded with an onslaught of packages surrounding her and becoming impossible to ignore. In the first package she finds an old photo album containing images which provoke memories of specific times in her […]

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Posted on March 16th, 2017

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ADELAIDE FRINGE REVIEW – Linger

In a small town, five hours away from the nearest city, a highschool boy named Cory is dealing with the loss of his mum and feelings of social isolation. He tries to reach out to a girl, Sam, who he was once close friends with as a child but she is unsure of how to […]

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Posted on March 16th, 2017

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ADELAIDE FRINGE REVIEW – Joni Mitchell’s Daughter by Delia Olman

Delia Olman describes herself as a mother and an artist and she believes that both of these identities influence each other, which shows in her performance. The stage is set up to be just like her house when she is working on music, surrounded by various string instruments and children’s toys, clothes and other such […]

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Posted on March 15th, 2017

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ADELAIDE FRINGE REVIEW – Sarah Valle “Female, Fat and Fabulously Awkward”

Sarah Valle is a comedian, musician and all round theatrical person who teaches young people music and acting in the northern suburbs of Adelaide. She is a self-proclaimed nerd with lots of anxiety issues and stories to share about herself. There was a piano on stage which Sarah played music on and sung a long […]

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Posted on March 7th, 2017

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