Mental Illness Education ACT

Mental Illness Education ACT (MIEACT) is a highly regarded community organisation that since 1993 has promoted understanding and awareness of mental health throughout the ACT…
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April 17, 2015

Mental Illness Stigma

This story was inspired by Raquel attending a public meeting one night about a mental health facility being proposed in the area. Residents had given…
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April 17, 2015

Every Fortnight: a life lost, just begun

School newsletters sometimes carry a picture of a student – often smiling in school uniform – announcing the student’s sudden death and, cryptically, cautioning against…
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April 17, 2015

Black Dog

‘Black Dog’ examines the issue of depression among rural men. It was broadcast after more than 7 months of research and interviews. The story generated…
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April 17, 2015

Sharon Lawn

Sharon Lawn commenced work in mental health in 1985. She completed her PhD on smoking in mental health and from 1998 to 2005 was chair…
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April 17, 2015

Sandy Jeffs

Sandy Jeffs grew up and went to school in Ballarat. She graduated from La Trobe University in 1975. She had her first psychotic episode when…
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April 17, 2015

Community Living Services

The Community Living Service (CLS) was developed in Counties Manukau in 2004 in response to a shortage of individualised community living options and supports for…
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April 17, 2015