Tips for talking to young people after community violence
The wave of recent extreme and distressing events, such as the news of young indigenous people being harshly treated in Australian youth detention centres, the shootings in America and Germany and the Bastille Day attack in France, are powerful and upsetting incidents that intrude into daily life.
The Australian Psychological Society (APS), the leading organisation representing psychologists, has called on the major parties to make mental health an election priority.
The Australian Psychological Society strongly supports the recent apologies from Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews and Opposition leader Matthew Guy to people convicted in the State for homosexual acts.
Psychologists working to fight racism, extremism & marginalisation
Leading psychologists will gather in Melbourne tomorrow, Friday May 20, to discuss how psychology can help unite Australians.
Mental health a priority - Letter to the editor, The Age
Mental health is an issue that often draws media attention in response to a suicide or tragic incident. So it is refreshing to hear proactive calls for an increase in mental health funding as an investment: The Age; Mental health funding is a human investment 19 April 2016.
The Australian Psychological Society (APS) welcomes calls by The Age editorial to increase investment in mental health by increasing the number of sessions available under the Better Access to Mental Health initiative.
Climate change presents a growing risk to health, including mental health and wellbeing, according to the United States Global Change Research Program which has just released its report, The Impacts of Climate Change on Human Health in the United States: A Scientific Assessment.
The Australian Psychological Society (APS) welcomes the recent report from the Victorian Royal Commission into Family Violence, and commends the Andrews Government’s commitment to implement all report recommendations in a timely manner.
The Australian Psychological Society (APS) says closing the mental-health and suicide gap between Indigenous and other Australians requires a bipartisan, long-term commitment to a dedicated Indigenous mental-health plan developed with Indigenous leadership
The Australian Psychological Society (APS) has added its voice to the concerns of peak health professional bodies about the Australian Government’s current detention policies and procedures. Wednesday’s High Court decision may have confirmed the technical legality of offshore detention, but the APS believes it is ultimately ineffective and indefensible to inflict enormous suffering on one group of desperate people in order to send a message of deterrence to others.