November 2017 NSW Mental Health Commission staff were among the guest speakers at this year’s Consumer Workers’ Forum, which saw peer workers from across the state come together for two days of networking, sharing and learning. Commission staff led an education session that introduced peer workers to the Wheel of Wellbeing model. This increasingly-used approach encourages people… Read More
In September 2017, the NSW Wellbeing Collaborative released three new publications in its Wellbeing Series. These publications aim to build the foundations and capacity of government agencies, non-government organisations and private enterprise in NSW to develop and implement policies, programs and services that promote wellbeing. A case for change for thriving individuals, families, workplaces and… Read More
Dubbed the Wellbeing Collaborative Match, wellbeing practioners from Australia and overseas met to explore the vision that ‘Wellbeing is Everybody’s Business’. The Match was one of 31 similar gatherings held around Australia covering a wide range of issues in the mental health as part of the lead-up to the International Initiative in Mental Health Leadership… Read More
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