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New mobile phone ban to protect primary school kids’ mental health

Mobile phones will be banned in primary school classrooms in a New South Wales Government bid to reduce online bullying and risk factors associated with students’ mental health. The introduction of the new law was announced Thursday and followed a commission in June led by psychologist Dr Michael Carr-Gregg. Under the new rules, students will…

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Singapore study finds mental illness more prevalent in young adults

Young Singaporean adults aged 18-34 are most at risk of developing a mental health illness, a Singapore Mental Health Study has found. A report on the findings, released on Tuesday this week, showed individuals in that age group were most likely to have experienced bipolar disorder, major depressive disorder, alcohol abuse, and obsessive compulsive disorder.…

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Funding injection into the mental health of small business owners

More than $3.1million of federal funding has been invested into a program to aid the mental health of our nation’s small business owners, particularly those living in rural areas. Those grappling with long hours, ongoing stress and cashflow concerns Australia-wide will soon have access to an online portal called Ahead for Business, which is currently…

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Minister for Health calls Health Technology Assessment Roundtable

Federal Health Minister, the Hon. Greg Hunt MP, has called for a Health Technology Assessment roundtable following discussions with the research-based life sciences sector earlier this year. According to Health Dispatch, former chair of the Pharmaceutical Benefits Advisory Committee (PBAC), Emeritus Professor Lloyd Sansom, will be the master of ceremonies, and the agenda will include…

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