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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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Federal Government declares $4 million commitment for development of Australia’s first research & translation hub for eating disorders

InsideOut Institute for Eating Disorders thanked the Federal Government yesterday (Sunday, December 9, 2018) for its $4 million commitment over the ensuing 3.5 years for development of the nation’s first research and translation hub for eating disorders. Yesterday’s announcement marks an historical turning point for the more than one million Australians living with eating disorders. …

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