Mental illness: Supporting ourselves and others to wellness

By Katie Godfrey
OzHelp Foundation Counsellor

For a long time, mental health concerns were not discussed openly because of stigma associated with the topic. Negative views about mental health were often, and still are, due to misunderstandings, cultural beliefs, misconceptions and/or lack of knowledge about mental health conditions and the associated signs and symptoms.

As an example, if an individual breaks their leg, the treatment process is fairly straightforward – go to hospital, receive medical treatment and begin recovery. Unlike concerns with ...

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OzHelp CEO: Lessons in Mental Health from Anzac Day

I joined old friends and colleagues yesterday in the Anzac Day march at the Australian War Memorial.  This day every year is an important time of reflection, remembrance and acknowledgement of the service and sacrifice of our veterans past and present.  It is important that we remind ourselves that the daily freedoms we are so fortunate to enjoy in our great country have been hard won – that living in a civilised, peaceful and free society is a human right ...

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OzHelp’s Submission to the Productivity Commission Inquiry

OzHelp Foundation has provided an Initial Submission to the Productivity Commission Inquiry into the Social and Economic Benefits of Improving Mental Health.

As a major leading provider of workplace mental health and wellbeing services and supports, OzHelp’s submission is focused on evidence-based solutions to develop and sustain mentally healthy workplaces.

OzHelp have proposed a range of solutions based on our experience of evidence and impact through our work in thousands of workplaces with employers, employees, unions, governments, regulators and industry bodies ...

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‘Aware and Alive’ one step closer for Australian Federal Police

OzHelp today welcomed the announcement from the Australian Labor Party (ALP), Shadow Minister for Justice, Clare O’Neil MP regarding the commitment of $5 million to support a comprehensive mental health program that will assist AFPA and Australian Federal Police (AFP) members.

OzHelp’s CEO Darren Black said that this commitment from the ALP is an important step in providing a quality mental health program that will deliver positive outcomes for all members of the AFP.

“We are pleased to have played a key ...

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NEW CEO TO LEAD OZHELP EXPANSION


OzHelp is delighted to announce the appointment of Darren Black as its new National CEO as OzHelp heads into a period of growth to meet the increasing need for its workplace wellbeing, mental health and suicide prevention services.

Darren is a former Army Officer and UN Peacekeeper who, since leaving the Military, has committed himself to For Purpose ...

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