MENTAL HEALTH NEWS | TALKING DISABILITY

National Carers Week recognises the compassionate work of carers

Tags User Stories Autism Education Health and Wellbeing Mental Health Industry Government Posted 1 month ago by Anna Christian

For years Danie didn’t realise she was a carer, she just did what she could to support her daughter. Read more

Are you really ok? Is the question to ask today

Tags Health and Wellbeing Mental Health Posted 2 months ago by Anna Christian

With thousands of people with disability around Australia in lockdown, quarantine or self-isolating to stay safe during... Read more

Disability Gateway website received positively by advocacy groups

Tags NDIS Conditions Therapies Accessibility Health and Wellbeing Mental Health Employment Accommodation Transport Government Posted 2 months ago by Anna Christian

Key advocacy groups believe a website designed to provide information about support to people with disability could be a... Read more

Top tips for an inclusive Book Week all children will love

Tags Autism Down Syndrome Education Accessibility Mental Health Posted 3 months ago by Anna Christian

Book Week has arrived and schools across Australia are celebrating a love of books with the theme ‘Old worlds, new... Read more

New project to improve mental health services for ASD Queenslanders

Tags Autism Mental Health Posted 8 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 11 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 11 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 11 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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