Mental Health

Cognitive Disability and the Justice system
Disability Services / Judicial System / Mental Health / Summer 2016-17

Cognitive Disability and the Justice system

According to the NSW Law Reform Commission more than a third of people appearing before NSW Local Courts may have a cognitive disability. Susan Beggs explores the sociological risk factors that have put them there.

Mental health as we age
Ageing / Autumn 2016 / Mental Health

Mental health as we age

While mental illness is not a typical attribute of ageing there are important to consider as we age. Daniella Kanareck and Karen Lazarus explore the common mental illness for the aged, the barriers to treatment and the essentials for wellbeing as we age.

Books for Better Mental Health
Autumn 2016 / Community Sector / Mental Health

Books for Better Mental Health

Stories have the power to change lives. Christopher Smith experienced Shared Reading in the United Kingdom, trained as a facilitator and is now training mental health workers in Inner West Sydney to explore the healing potential of great literature.

Providing a helping hand to those affected by mental illness
Health / Mental Health / Spring 2015

Providing a helping hand to those affected by mental illness

Providing opportunities to overcome social isolation can be an essential element for recovery by those affected by mental illness as two case studies from Joseph Vella and Agnes Wilson illustrate.

Mental health in NSW is everyone’s business
Mental Health / Spring 2015

Mental health in NSW is everyone’s business

Mental health and wellbeing is an essential part of the fabric of our society. It runs through everything we do. We are all affected by it and we are all responsible for it.

City Cadre Connect
Inner Sydney Voice (ISRCSD) / Mental Health / Spring 2015

City Cadre Connect

We have come a long way from the days when people suffering from mental health issues were placed in asylums, discarded and forgotten. Charmaine Jones explains grass roots Cadre programme.

Poems on the mental health experience by Wayne Haddon
Mental Health / Spring 2015

Poems on the mental health experience by Wayne Haddon

Wayne Haddon has almost sixty competed works some of which delve into mental health issues like the two we have printed here which give a very personal view of two aspects of his personal health journey. He also is an artist with several paintings.

Inner City Team Marbles challenge
Mental Health / Spring 2015

Inner City Team Marbles challenge

Developed to raise awareness about The Inner City Recovery Cave at St Vincent’s Hospital in Darlinghurst this yearly event coincides with Mental Health month as Bill Yan and Douglas Holmes explain.

Care 2 Converse: Inspiring Conversations between Strangers
Community Development / Mental Health / Spring 2015

Care 2 Converse: Inspiring Conversations between Strangers

As you commute around Sydney city what do you notice? We live in close accessible communities and yet we do not know the people who travel in the same space as us. Jen Aboki decided to get people talking.

Social isolation and mental health during ageing
Ageing / Mental Health / Spring 2015

Social isolation and mental health during ageing

Social isolation is a significant threat to the wellbeing of older people living in the community. The Australian Bureau of statistics predict that by 2021 there will be an increase of people living alone of between 52% and 113% writes Enis Jusufspahic.