It is estimated one in five Australians aged 16-85 experience a mental illness in any one year.
Despite increasing awareness about mental health, there is still lots to be done in understanding mental illness, managing it and reducing stigma amongst the community.
Psychiatrist Dr Jon Lane answers your mental health questions
Mental Health Support
Establishing a Youth Single Entry Point (YSEP) within the Northern Adelaide Local Health Network to improve the referral triage process for young adults aged 18 to 25 years old who present with mental health problems, to determine the best service match for each patient, at first contact.
A six-month pilot is being funded for an experienced mental health paramedic to work within the SA Ambulance Service (SAAS) Emergency Operations Centre to provide timely, high-quality mental health assessments to Triple-0 callers.
There is widespread evidence to show gut health and mental health disorders such as depression and schizophrenia are interconnected, however this link is often overlooked in clinical treatment.
About 90% of men with depression experience insomnia, increasing their risk of future depression and relapse and reducing treatment response. However, insomnia is often neglected in depression management.
Providing a variety of research-backed, peer-led workshops and therapies to help service men and women cope with traumatic experiences, improve relationships and transition to civilian life through THRF Group charity Military and Emergency Services Health Australia (MESHA).
Promoting education and awareness of mental health and wellbeing through local sporting clubs and associations by supporting an innovative ‘Sport in Mental Health Charter’ for South Australia.
Investigating the wellbeing and mental health of the South Australian community pre and post COVID-19 to inform future public health support.
Supporting people who are battling mental illness or at risk of poor mental health by providing one-on-one or group art therapy sessions; pet, drama or music therapies; and more to aid their treatment and recovery.