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#MakeItSafeToSpeak to the Disability Royal Commission

Tags Accessibility Mental Health Advice Posted 1 week ago

Representative organisations from Disabled People’s Organisations of Australia are campaigning for legislation to p… Read more

New trauma guide to support people with disability

Tags Accessibility Mental Health Posted 2 months ago by Rebecca St Clair

The Federal Government is backing the development of a new guide to better support people with disability who have ex… Read more

Disability workers face uncertainty and risk of illness due to COVID-19, survey says

Tags Finance Accessibility Mental Health Research Industry Posted 2 months ago by Rebecca St Clair

A new national survey of Disability Support Workers (DSWs) has found that workers are facing financial hardship, unce… Read more

Trauma specialists on hand to support people with disability at Commission

Tags Conditions Accessibility Mental Health Posted 3 months ago by Rebecca St Clair

As the Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability prepares to  Read more

Disability Royal Commission turns its eyes to the impact of restrictive practices

Tags User Stories Accessibility Mental Health Posted 4 months ago by Rebecca St Clair

The Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability is once more seeking in… Read more

Young people with disability twice as likely to have experienced bullying

Tags Education Accessibility Mental Health Research Posted 4 months ago by Rebecca St Clair

Young people with disability are twice as likely to be bullied and are more negative about their future, according to… Read more

Challenges for unpaid carers during COVID-19

Tags Therapies Accessibility Mental Health Posted 6 months ago by Rebecca St Clair

Being an unpaid carer is a valuable and rewarding job but it's also a tough one, with many carers juggling multiple r… Read more

Staying connected with each other during COVID-19

Tags Accessibility Mental Health Posted 6 months ago by Rebecca St Clair

During the COVID-19 outbreak, social distancing measures have been introduced to try and combat the virus. However, i… Read more

Parents of children with autism may be at greater risk for PTSD

Tags Conditions Autism Mental Health Research Posted 7 months ago by Rebecca St Clair

As a result of caring for their child nearly 1 in 5 parents of children living with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) wh… Read more

People with severe mental illness face difficulties accessing NDIS

Tags NDIS Accessibility Mental Health Posted 8 months ago by Rebecca St Clair

Those with severe mental illness are facing additional problems accessing the National Disability Insurance Scheme (N… Read more

Support services for Disability Royal Commission announced

Tags Accessibility Mental Health Advice Posted 10 months ago by Liz Alderslade

All of the support organisations receiving funding from the Government to cover people engaging with the Disability R… Read more

Proposed Religious Discrimination Bill may trump Disability Discrimination Act

Tags Mental Health Employment Advice Posted 1 year ago by Liz Alderslade

Equality advocates and disability peak bodies have raised concerns around the proposed Religious Discrimination Bill,… Read more

Study seeks to understand the health of Australians receiving Government support

Tags Conditions Finance Mental Health Employment Posted 1 year ago by Nicole Pope

A newly released study will help understand the health of the more than 1.4 million Australians receiving Newstart Al… Read more

Report shares experiences of Australians with disability

Tags Education Mental Health Employment Accommodation Research Posted 1 year ago by Nicole Pope

The first comprehensive report of its kind by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) has shared the di… Read more

Online resource expands to support life transitions and events

Tags Education Mental Health Posted 1 year ago by Nicole Pope

An online resource helping health professionals and carers to better understand and support the mental health and wel… Read more

New campaign set to break down employment barriers

Tags Education Accessibility Mental Health Employment Posted 1 year ago by Nicole Pope

A new campaign launched by the Dylan Alcott Foundation is set to break down the barriers people with disability face … Read more

Program supporting young South Australians with ABI returns

Tags Conditions Education Mental Health Employment Posted 1 year ago by Nicole Pope

A popular South Australian program helping young people who have sustained an acquired brain injury (ABI) through a m… Read more

Healthy lifestyle helps combat depression and anxiety in people with MS

Tags Mental Health Research Posted 1 year ago by Nicole Pope

New Australian research has found people living with multiple sclerosis (MS) who maintain a healthy lifestyle report … Read more

Partnership to explore stigma and discrimination surrounding complex mental health

Tags Education Mental Health Research Posted 1 year ago by Nicole Pope

Two organisations have partnered together to help drive positive societal change and improve the lives of Australians… Read more

Mental health in people with Down syndrome a focus of new resource

Tags Down Syndrome Education Mental Health Posted 1 year ago by Nicole Pope

Following the launch of a resource helping people with Down syndrome make their own decisions last month, peak body … Read more