What’s New – Past Updates

The following are past site updates from the 'What's New' section on our home page.
Entries for events that are in the past have been removed.


16th April 2016: An article by Tania Curtis on Relief Strategies & The Failings of our Mental Health System

6th April 2016: Deakin University research into an iphone app to improve depression! needs our help.

5th April 2016: MAPrc at the Alfred have a number of research projects investigating new diagnostic and treatment methods.

5th February 2016: Probono Australia article: Mental Health Spending is on the Rise.

6th January 2016: Deakin University research into an iphone app to improve depression! needs our help.

23rd December 2015: ABC Reports Landmark insurance case to change rules for people with mental illness.

15th December 2015: A research project on Using blogs for mental health to participate in online.

11th December 2015: My Story by Santina.

7th December 2015: Why Men Are So Lonely – An article by Graeme Cowan.

6th December 2015: Better Mental Health Outcomes Report – details results of this project from MHA.

30th November 2015: Mental Health Reform Begins Today – Mental Health Australia CEO.

25th November 2015: Private Health Insurance Roundtable with an online survey.

17th November 2015: Magda Szubanski shares her experiences with depression and more in her new book.

10th November 2015: More on Insurance and Mental Illness. Bali doctor hero refused income protection due to PTSD.

31st October 2015: Current Media Discussions about Insurance and Mental Illness.

18th October 2015: Complete an Online Survey about how discontinuing medication affects employment.

25th September 2015: Complete an Online Survey about Self Help Reading.

24th August 2015: Zoe shares how Running Saved My Life.

21st August 2015: Safe In Oz are presenting a range of workshops throughout Victoria on Working with self-destructive behaviour.

28th May 2015: Antidepressants Brintellix and Pristiq have been added to the Antidepressant Medications section.

27th May 2015: A research project looking for participants: Metformin for mind & metabolism, has been added to the Research Projects section

22nd May 2015: Mental Health Services and Public Hospitals in Victoria have been updated in the Help In Your Area – Victorian Contacts section

21st May 2015: Mental Health Research Institute has been added to the Research Project section

18th May 2015: Using ketamine as an antidepressant : ways and means has been added to the Research section

7th May 2015: A new newspaper article from news.com.au; Technological revolution in mental health care means care can be provided for $9.70 per patient added to the Articles section

6th May 2015: The Entertainment Book on Home page has been updated

4th May 2015: The FABIC section of What's On has been updated

30th April 2015: A new International study to predict optimised treatment – in depression (iSpotD) has been added to the Research Projects section

1st May 2015: Depression Outreach Study has been added to Research Projects

28th April 2015: A new US mental health report Pain and Depression has been added to the Research section

27th April 2015: A new app and mental health technology website have been added to the Links Chest – Self Help section, SnapShot and it's creators' Digital Dog

25th April 2015: Two new comments added to the Understanding Depression section; Emma – 19yo and Khataw – 15yo

21st April 2015: A new section Alcohol, Drugs and Depression has been added to the Links Chest

20th April 2015: A new report: National Review of Mental Health Programmes and Services has been added to the Research section

15th April 2015: A new newspaper article from The Sydney Morning Herald ‘Horror stories': Think twice before telling your boss you have mental health issues has been added to our Articles section

8th April 2015: A new newspaper article from The Age; Facebook steps up suicide prevention has been added to Articles

7th April 2015: A new Article; Mental Health funding confirmed from The Minister for Health has been added to Articles

2nd April 2015: A new Support Group finding website for those Bereaved by Suicide: Postvention Australia has been added to both the Family & Friends and Support Groups sections of the Links Chest

1st April 2015: A new Article; Victoria’s mental health sector struggling with demand from The Age has been added to Articles

1st April 2015: The Age newspaper article: Mental Health funding crisis: doctors planning to quit over lack of resources added to the Articles section

31st March 2015: The Age newspaper article: Melbourne psychiatrist wants end to ‘fingers crossed’ approach to antenatal mental health added to the Articles section

30th March 2015: A new Article; Monash university finds rural Australians under serviced for mental health issues from The Age has been added to Articles

27th March 2015: Article: Australian researcher discovers promising treatment for depression, sourced from Sydney Morning Herald, has been added to the Articles section

27th March 2015: Child and Youth Health information service for persons aged up to 25 years old has been added to Young People Like Us

26th March 2015: DASS – Depression and Anxiety Stress Scale added to the Self Help section of dNet

26th March 2015: UNE researchers pioneer new ways to treat depression blog added to the Research page

25th March 2015: Andrew 'Freddie' Flintoff has been added to International – People Like Us

27th February 2015: A new personal account of depression, Cate – 53yo has been added to Understanding Depression

20th February 2015: Partner with Depression added to Stories from Family and Friends

29th January 2015: ADAVIC Anxiety Support Group locations have been added to Support Groups

29th January 2015 New professional training courses, presented by ADAVIC, have been added to What's On

28th January 2015 A new information session presented by ADAVIC and Gregory Buck has been added to What's On

28th January 2015 A new information session presented by ADAVIC and Jillian Cowan has been added to What's On

26th January 2015: The Relationship Between Mindfulness and Rumination with Depression and Anxiety Symptomology: A Prospective Study has been added to Research Projects

25th January 2015: A new information session presented by ADAVIC and Peter Kyriakoulis has been added to What's On

18th January 2015: The Australian Centre for Post-Traumatic Mental Health (ACPMH) has been added to the Links Chest under Mental Health – General

15th January 2015: PANDSI information corrected and updated in Support Groups

14th January 2015: New Story Just Perfect added to Our Stories of Recovery & Hope

10th January 2015: New Contribution added to Understanding Depression

20th December 2014: Fabic Calendar added to What's On

18th December 2014: Pendulum may have swung too far has been added to Articles

16th December 2014: The MHS Learning Network Calendar for 2015 added to What's On

8th December 2014: Game: Depression Quest

28th November 2014: Karen Thodsen's book View from the Bottom of the Well released

27th November 2014: We have added Author – Karen Thodsen to People Like Us

17th November 2014: A new addition to our links chest: Adults Surviving Child Abuse (ASCA)

16th November 2014: More Photos and Art from people like us!

15th November 2014: Adam Boland as been added to Well Known People Like Us

11th November 2014: Our Poetry New items have been added!

6th November 2014: E-Couch is a self-help interactive program. A part of the Australian National University.

5th November 2014: Our Contributions – Our Articles have been updated to include content from previous website

30th October 2014: Our Contributions – Our Poetry new items added to Our Poetry by Fallingleaves

28th October 2014: SANE Australia's Talking Anxiety App

25th October 2014: Mood Tracker – a tool for people with depression or bipolar disorder

25th October 2014: SoundMindz – Personal Progress Tracker App – another potentially helpful tool!

22nd October 2014: New research released on the impact of Depression in Working Adults

21st October 2014: 2014 Newsletter from Graeme CowanNew Article – from Graeme Cowan

9th October 2014: Launch of a national indigenous youth mental health campaign.

7th October 2014: Mental Illness Study Reveals Workplace ‘Fear Factor Pro Bono Aus News Article

5th October 2014: A research project Online group therapy for the treatment of depression needs participants.

4th October 2014: Understanding Depression – My experience by Daniel, 27yo.

28th September 2014: Blood test for depression shows the illness is not a matter of will.

25th September 2014: A study shows that Antidepressants can affect the brain in just 3 hours.

20th September 2014: Jessi shares her experience in our Understanding Depression.

19th September 2014: An article from SBS on how mental health lessons cut illness & stigma.

16th September 2014: An article from Pro Bono on: Working while in a Depressive Episode.

14th September 2014: An article on how Mental Health stigma hasn't gone away

13th September 2014: An article on the Bush Mental Health Crisis

11th September 2014: Today is R U OK? Day Check how your family & friends are doing.

9th September 2014: Batoul shares My experience of living with depression.

6th September 2014: An article re Don't put your health on the backburner.

2nd September 2014: Research shows exercise is good for depression & mental health!

29th August 2014: An  article Comparing depression to cancer doesn't help anyone.

22nd August 2014: A recent study shows Computer games may ease elderly depression!

19th August 2014: An ABC article: Disclosing mental illness in the workplace. Should you tell?

14th August 2014: 2 Day workshops around Victoria on working with self destructive behaviours.

10th August 2014: VicServ have updated their training & workshops calendar.

7th August 2014: Research into Thinking styles, coping patterns, and trauma needs participants.

24th July 2014: An article on social media and mental illness.

9th July 2014: Veterans to get better access to mental health services

4th July 2014: Mentally ill may lose disability support pension!

30th June 2014: A new report on the high rate of mental illness in young people!

27th June 2014: A research project needs our help: Does depression added to type 2 diabetes accelerate ‘cognitive decline’?

26th June 2014: Research needing our help: Improving how health services respond following a suicide attempt 

25th June 2014: A new research project: Discrimination and negative experiences of insurers – The Insurance Project

23rd June 2014:  A new research project: Portraits in Blue 

21st June 2014: A new research project: Online group therapy for the treatment of depression in Australian adults 

20th June 2014: A new research project: Depression and health-seeking among Indian-Australians and Anglo-Australians

12th June 2014: A new research project – Visual Perception Study.

11th June 2014: A new research project – Attitudes towards online therapies.

7th June 2014: An article from ProBono – Aussies value Mentally Healthy Workplaces.

2nd June 2014: TATRA courses and workshops have been added.

31st May 2014: New ADAVIC workshops have been added.

28th May 2014: New ProBono articles have been added.

21st May 2014: A new article from ProBono – NFP launches corperate campaign on mental health.

13th May 2014: VicServ have posted their new workshops calendar.

12th May 2014: Two New Articles from MHCA Getting mental health reform back on track: a leadership challenge for the new Australian Government and WA researcher tackles depression prevention in later life added to Articles

7th May 2014: New Article from Pro Bono Australia called Giving Disability Carers a Break – Report added to Articles

14th April 2014: ABC News Australia's Mental Health Service Not Meeting Demands, Should focus on Self-Help Article, See also ReachOut Crossroads Report

12th April 2014: A new treatment has been added to Psychological Treatments Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT)

10th April 2014: Well Known People Like Us Mitch Clark

7th April 2014: SANE Australia Mental Health Funding Extension Offers Hope Article

5th April 2014: Two new articles from ABC News in relation to Perinatal Depression Perinatal Depression Program in Limbo Article and Perinatal Depression Estimated to cost $535 million a year if untreated Article

3rd April 2014: Pro Bono Australia Depression Discrimination Drops Article

3rd April 2014: TATRA Training Services TATRA Workshops available for purchase on DVD

2nd April 2014: SANE Australia Suicide Increase Demands Renewed Effort Article

1st April 2014: Christina Taylor Womans Courage, Inside Depression Book

25th Feb 2014: Black Dog Institute depression education for schools & the community.

21st Feb 2014: A 'biomarker' found for boys at risk of depression.