In recognising the significant role mental illness plays, The Beacon has managed to shove a wedge in the revolving door of homelessness.
In two years, The Salvation Army’s homelessness facility on Aberdeen Street in Northbridge has successfully reduced stays from an average of eight to 12 months to three to four months. Much of the success stems back to research highlighting mental health.
Up to 10 per cent of LGBTI Australians are at risk of damaging faith-based ‘conversion therapy’. At its most extreme, therapies to change LGBTI Australians’ sexuality or gender identity can amount to torture. A landmark study details the abuse suffered and urges Australia’s lawmakers to urgently legislate to prevent health practitioners, social workers and teachers from engaging in the practice.
Dr Neela Janakiramanan and Dr Sara Townend have been working on a grassroots campaign calling to urgently evacuate critically ill children and families from Nauru. Within weeks they have collected the signatures of more than 5500 doctors in Australia including more than 250 organisations. The petition will be delivered to Parliament House today. Dr Janakiramanan shares why.
Many doctors are experiencing or have experienced burnout. They get to a point where they were not as excited to go to work as they used to. To address it, they take a break and go on holidays. However, the pressure is back on when they go back to work, and they experience burnout again.
Why did it not work?