Mental health and suicide prevention news

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Strong Born

The Strong Born campaign raises awareness of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) in rural and remote communities. The campaign addresses the harms of drinking alcohol while pregnant and breastfeeding.

How to deal with loneliness and get support

Everyone feels down sometimes, but if it’s constant you may want support. Learn some ways to keep yourself strong and how to reach out for help.

Your Aged Care Update #06, 2023

Your Aged Care Update #06: Residents’ Experience Surveys, register for webinars and training, and more

Keep your spirit strong this holiday season

Most people look forward to the holiday season, but others may find it a challenging time for many different reasons. It is not uncommon for people to feel isolated, sad or anxious, so you’re not alone if you find yourself feeling down this Christmas.

A message from Chief Nursing and Midwifery Officer Alison McMillan – September 2022 – Scholarship edition

A newsletter from Chief Nursing and Midwifery Officer Alison McMillan with updates from the nursing and midwifery sector, some personal priorities and highlights, and an insight on what's happening across the Department of Health and Aged Care.

The Connection

The Connection is the Canberra Alliance for Harm Minimisation and Advocacy (CAHMA’s) Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Service run by and for the Indigenous community.

Keep Your Spirit Strong

During COVID-19 many people face challenges that have impacted their mental health. The ‘Keep Your Spirit Strong’ project aims to help Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders take important steps to ensure they are prioritising their social and emotional wellbeing.

Top 3 questions – The National Study of Mental Health and Wellbeing with Dr Ruth Vine

Recently the National Study of Mental Health and Wellbeing was released. Hear from Deputy Chief Medical Officer, Dr Ruth Vine, on the newly released results, what these mean for Australians and what is being done to improve the mental health system.

Your Aged Care update Issue 13, 2022

Your Aged Care Update #13: Department's new name, AN-ACC fact sheets and updates, and more.

Self-collection now available for cervical screening

From 1 July 2022, the National Cervical Screening Program will allow all eligible screeners to collect their own Cervical Screening Test sample.
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