MENTAL HEALTH NEWS | TALKING DISABILITY

New project to improve mental health services for ASD Queenslanders

Tags Autism Mental Health Posted 4 months ago by Liz Alderslade

A new Queensland project aimed to improve mental health services for people on the autism spectrum has been launched by... Read more

Breaking down workforce barriers for people with a disability and mental illness

Tags Mental Health Employment Government Posted 6 months ago

The Federal Government has announced an additional $45.7 million investment to extend two programs dedicated to helping... Read more

2020: Our Year in Review

Tags NDIS Accessibility Mental Health Government Royal Commission Posted 7 months ago

2020 has been a year of change and uncertainty across Australia and the globe, especially for the disability industry... Read more

Partnership expands mental health support to future Paralympians

Tags Accessibility Mental Health Posted 7 months ago

The Australian Institute of Sport (AIS) and Paralympics Australia have announced a significant partnership to support... Read more

RC report finds “serious failures” to people with disability during early stages of COVID-19

Tags NDIS Accessibility Mental Health Government Royal Commission Posted 8 months ago

The Australian Government was responsible for “serious failures” to people with disability during the early stages of... Read more

New TV series encourages schools to explore disability and inclusion

Tags Conditions Autism Education Accessibility Mental Health Posted 8 months ago

Australian high schools are encouraged to mark International Day of People with Disability, celebrated this Thursday... Read more

#MakeItSafeToSpeak to the Disability Royal Commission

Tags Accessibility Mental Health Advice Posted 9 months ago

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

New trauma guide to support people with disability

Tags Accessibility Mental Health Posted 11 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... Read more

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

Tags Finance Accessibility Mental Health Research Industry Posted 11 months ago by Rebecca St Clair

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

Trauma specialists on hand to support people with disability at Commission

Tags Conditions Accessibility Mental Health Posted 1 year ago by Rebecca St Clair

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

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

Tags User Stories Accessibility Mental Health Posted 1 year ago by Rebecca St Clair

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

Young people with disability twice as likely to have experienced bullying

Tags Education Accessibility Mental Health Research Posted 1 year 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 1 year 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... Read more

Staying connected with each other during COVID-19

Tags Accessibility Mental Health Posted 1 year ago by Rebecca St Clair

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

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

Tags Conditions Autism Mental Health Research Posted 1 year 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) who... Read more

People with severe mental illness face difficulties accessing NDIS

Tags NDIS Accessibility Mental Health Posted 1 year ago by Rebecca St Clair

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

Support services for Disability Royal Commission announced

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

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