“R U OK?” DAY

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“R U OK?” DAY

September  8th 2016 is

“R U OK? DAY”

  

R U OK? DAY is an annual day in September dedicated to remind people to ask family, friends and colleagues the question, “R U OK?”, in a meaningful way, because connecting regularly and meaningfully is one thing everyone can do to make a difference and even save lives.

https://www.ruok.org.au/

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Cultural Diversity Week – 14 to 21 March 2016

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Cultural Diversity Week – 14 to 21 March 2016

The next Cultural Diversity Week will run from 14 to 21 March 2016 
Cultural Diversity Week is an opportunity for Victorians to come together to share aspects of their culture, faith and language, and celebrate the benefits multiculturalism brings to our state.

Click on the links below for more information:

http://www.multicultural.vic.gov.au/projects-and-initiatives/cultural-diversity-week

 

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Victoria New Mental Health Bill 2014

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Victoria New Mental Health Bill 2014
The draft mental health Bill is now available for viewing. 

The Department of Health has set up a resources page which includes:

http://www.health.vic.gov.au/mentalhealth/mhactreform/

– An explanatory guide
– Resources
– Frequently asked questions
– Latest news
– Second reading speech
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Anxiety Recovery Victoria

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Anxiety Recovery Victoria

The Anxiety Recovery Centre Victoria website offers valuable information, resources and helpful support for anxiety sufferers and for professional development. Their Anxiety HelpLine telephone number is 1300 269 438. They also have youth support and network/support groups available.

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SANE Australia

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SANE Australia

SANE Australia www.sane.org have a focus upon ‘Saving lives through suicide prevention is a priority for SANE Australia’.  Their website has a Suicide Prevention and Recovery Guide containing information on how to support people who may be at risk of suicide and a free online assessment to claim self-directed CPD points towards education in mental health.

SANE Australian also has a StigmaWatch program developed for community concerns ‘about media stories, advertisements and other representations, which stigmatise people with ...

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