Friday, 31 May 2013

Suicide Prevention Australia's 2013 Conference - Collective Impact: Partners in Prevention

The theme of Suicide Prevention Australia’s 2013 conference is Collective Impact: Partners in Prevention and is being held in Melbourne from 24 to 26 July 2013. As an organisation actively addressing new approaches to suicide prevention, I recommend this conference as an opportunity to share and exchange knowledge, skills and experiences, and to facilitate the development of a cohesive and united response to suicide prevention. For more information and to register visit

Tony Holland
 CEO, OzHelp Foundation

Carers of the mentally ill also suffer mental distress

A study has revealed that seven out of 10 people caring for someone living with a mental illness are suffering high levels of mental distress.  See the full news article at

Mental Health in the Workplace Course - Karratha, WA

Pilbara News (27/3/13)
Course raises mental health awareness
OzHelp Foundation’s courses delivered in Karratha (WA) on Mental Health in the Workplace and safeTALK receive media coverage. See the attached document to read more. 

Thursday, 30 May 2013

Last chance to register for suicide first aid training...

Just over one week left to register for suicide first aid training (ASIST) delivered by OzHelp in Canberra on 20/6/13. For information and to register

Drug Action Week 16 - 22 June 2013

Drug Action Week 2013 is just around the corner from Sunday 16 to Saturday 22 June.   Why not show your support by hosting an activity.  For further detail and information on how to register your event go to

Men's Health Week 10 - 16 June 2013

Men’s Health Week is next month from 10 – 16 June and is all about raising the profile of male health in your community.  Raise the profile of male health in your community by planning an event. For further information and to register your event go to

Bowel Cancer Awareness Month June 2013

Bowel Cancer Awareness Month kicks off Sat 1 June and runs throughout the entire month of June 2013.  This initiative aims to raise public awareness of a disease that claims the lives of 77 Australians every week.  For information and how you can show your support go to

World No Tobacco Day 31 May 2013

World No Tobacco Day is this Friday 31 May. Tobacco use is the single most prevalent cause of death globally and is currently responsible for killing 1 in 10 adults worldwide.  The theme for this year is ban tobacco advertising, promotion and sponsorship as evidence shows that comprehensive advertising bans lead to reductions in the numbers of people starting and continuing smoking.  For information go to

Tuesday, 28 May 2013

OzHelp Foundation Finalist in the 2013 ACT Health Promotion Awards

OzHelp Foundation has been selected as a finalist in the 2013 ACT Health Promotion Awards.  OzHelp Foundation is very proud to advise that collaborative efforts with Communities@Work in the joint development of a proactive Employee Health and Wellbeing Assistance Program has earned them a place in the finals of the ‘Outstanding Achievements in Partnerships to Improve Health Outcomes’ category. For further information regarding OzHelp’s services visit  You can also find information about Communities@Work by going to

OzHelp Foundation's Online Event Registration

OzHelp Foundation’s online event registration has just got a whole lot better with streamlined payment and a more user friendly process. Check out the selection of courses on offer at

It's National Kidney Week

It’s National Kidney Health Week this week (26 May – 1 June).  Kidney disease is a silent killer that can make someone’s kidney function deteriorate to 10% without feeling sick.  Kidney Health Week is a time to get educated and know the risk factors.  For information go to

White Wreath Day 29 May 2013

Tomorrow is White Wreath Day.  Don’t forget to wear white at work and donate a gold coin to show your support for mental illness sufferers and families of suicide victims.  For further information go to

Tuesday, 21 May 2013

White Wreath Day 29 May 2013

Next Wednesday 29 May is White Wreath Day. The White Wreath Association provides 24-hour support for anyone who is in need by providing assistance and support to both families and individuals who have been affected by a mental illness or suicide.  Wear white at work in remembrance of all victims of suicide.  For information go to

National Kidney Week 26 May - 1 June 2013

National Kidney Health Week kicks off Sunday 26 May to Saturday 1 June.   Undetected, untreated kidney disease is a silent killer with 1 in 3 Australians at increased risk of kidney disease.  For more information go to

Monday, 13 May 2013

2013 Mental Health Matters Awards

Nominations for the 2013 Mental Health Matters Awards are now open!  If you know an individual or organisation who you think deserves to be recognised for their work why not nominate them.  Forms and further information are available at

Tuesday, 7 May 2013

Online survey for users of mental health services in Australia

Are you, or have you been, a user of mental health services in Australia? Why not participate in this online survey

It is National Heart Week 5 - 11 May

It’s National Heart Week this week (5-11 May). Each year almost 10,000 Australians die of a heart attack – that’s one Aussie life every 53 minutes. Learn to recognise the signs of a heart attack and what to do if your loved one is having a heart attack.  Get your heart attack action plan today. For information go to

Are you a mental health services provider?

Are you a provider of mental health services in Australia? Why not participate in this online survey

Friday, 3 May 2013

National Heart Week Sun 5 - Sat 11 May

National Heart Week commences this Sunday 5th May to Saturday 11th May.  This year’s campaign aims to educate people on the warning signs of a heart attack, and what to do if they, or someone they know, are suffering a heart attack. For more information on activities planned go to

Landmark Study

Landmark Study: Review of mental health care and services in Australia