A recent report released by Orygen, The National Centre of Excellence in Youth Mental Health demonstrates the need to invest in the wellbeing of Australian university students. The report argues that by not having a national approach to student mental health and wellbeing promotion Australia is missing a crucial opportunity to intervene early and prevent the… Read More
One of the major wellbeing-related developments of the year just gone was the launch of the Federal Government’s new Student Wellbeing Hub. The Hub is guided by the National Safe Schools Framework and features resources for children, parents and educators to encourage safe environments at school. Along with online safety, wellbeing is a primary focus area. To… Read More
Wellbeing was a prominent theme at the 2016 Mental Health Matters awards that were held earlier this year. NSW Wellbeing Collaborative member Barry Taylor was presented with the NSW Community Champion Award for his work developing the South Western Sydney Local Health District Wellbeing Collaborative.
Wellbeing Australia will be hosting its inaugural National Conference on Strengths, Circles and Social & Emotional Learning on the 3rd and 4th of March 2017 in Cairns, Australia.
In August 2016 staff from Wellbeing Collaborative Leadership members iCare, NSW Department of Education and the Centre for Rural and Remote Mental Health joined the Mental Health Commission of NSW to undergo training in mental wellbeing impact assessment (MWIA) methodology. Early feedback indicates that the programme was a resounding success. Learn more
A series of forums across NSW will give Aboriginal communities the opportunity to discuss the need for healing informed practices with government agencies. Expressions of interest are now open to Aboriginal communities who would like to co-design an Opportunity Choice Healing Responsibility Empowerment (OCHRE) forum. http://www.aboriginalaffairs.nsw.gov.au/ohcre-healing/ochre-healing-forums/
The Regional Wellbeing Survey was launched in 2013 to examine the wellbeing of people living in rural and regional areas of Australia. The survey is conducted annually, and measures the subjective wellbeing of people and communities living outside Australia’s major cities. It also examines resilience of rural and regional residents and the liveability of their… Read More
The Mental Health Commission of NSW is seeking expressions of interest for key roles that will contribute to mental health reform within the State. We are looking for people across a wide range of expertise areas including building resilience and community wellbeing. Expressions of Interest (EOIs) are now open for Deputy Commissioners and Community Advisory Council… Read More
The South Western Sydney Wellbeing Collaboration, and the Five Ways to Wellbeing strategy that underpins it, were received enthusiastically at the official launch held at Liverpool Hospital on 4 May 2016. Read more
Through consultation with sector experts and the use of research, including the NAB Quarterly Australian Wellbeing Index, the NAB Foundation were able to identify areas of need and demographic groups that are most vulnerable. Grants are available in the following four areas: Research: Discover grant For research that provides a deeper understanding of the key… Read More