Media Release 2017- OzHelp Funding

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MEDIA RELEASE 

Monday 29 May, 2017

Federal Government selects OzHelp to deliver workplace suicide prevention and mental health programs

The federal government has announced OzHelp as its preferred partner to deliver workplace programs under the National Suicide Prevention Leadership and Support Program.

The decision was announced by Health Minister Greg Hunt yesterday.

OzHelp Chief Executive Officer Tony Holland said OzHelp has long been recognised as innovative and proactive in the delivery of mental and physical health support and training within workplaces.

“We are delighted to ...

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Private: Developing Personal Resilience

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There can be a lot in life to worry about, from global issues we see in the news to things closer to home like finances and relationships. How we process these things and respond to them can be said to be a measure of our resilience.

We talk about resilience a lot here at OzHelp as being an important part of good mental health, but what does it actually mean?

According to the Resiliency Resource Centre, resilience refers to ‘the human capacity ...

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Private: OzHelp Welcomes Mental Health Reform Package, But Cautions Against Over-Reliance On Digital Tools

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OzHelp welcomes the announcement this morning by Health Minister Sussan Ley of a move towards a preventative, regionalised and client-centred mental health care model.

“This is a positive step towards what the mental health sector needs,” said OzHelp CEO, Tony Holland.

“It is true that mental health does not have a one-size-fits-all answer and moving towards a client-centred approach, rather than service-centred is good news,” said Mr Holland.

“We need to remain cautious however, that online tools don’t take the place of human-based ...

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OzHelp training equips R U OK? ambassadors to spread message of suicide prevention

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Helping to increase support for Australians struggling with mental health issues, one of the country’s leading men’s health organisations, OzHelp is equipping R U OK? Community Ambassadors to spread the message of suicide prevention.

Tony Holland, OzHelp CEO, said that the foundation is proud to support the important work of R U OK? in raising awareness of the importance of regular, meaningful conversations.

“With mental health and suicide at alarming rates across the country, it is important that Australians are checking on ...

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OzHelp Foundation Joining Fight for Men’s Health

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Tuesday 3 May 2016

 

OzHelp Foundation Joining Fight for Men’s Health

OzHelp Foundation welcomes the opportunity to be involved with Fight Night II in Canberra on May 7, 2016 organised by Gym Victus. OzHelp will be the beneficiary of the proceeds from the night for the first time this year.

Fight Night is the culmination of three months training for a group of amateur boxers. The lead up to the event and the fight night itself encourage endurance, determination and resilience ...

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Health Minister officially launches mental health program for regional and remote Australia

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Friday 22 April 2016

Health Minister officially launches mental health program for regional and remote Australia

Member for Farrer and Minister for Health Hon Sussan Ley MP today launched a mental health awareness program in Albury, run by mental health organisation, OzHelp Foundation.

The ALERT program is a 45-minute suicide prevention workshop providing people with strategies to understand and build personal resilience in dealing with depression and anxiety.

Minister Ley officially launched the program at the Albury Community Health Centre this morning.

“An individual’s mental ...

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OzHelp Foundation urges more attention on suicide prevention measures

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As one of Australia’s leading men’s health organisations OzHelp Foundation says the latest alarming figures on suicide by the Australian Bureau of Statistics highlights the need for more work to be done in the prevention of suicide.

Today’s figures show a huge increase from previous figures, which OzHelp Foundation CEO Tony Holland says are extremely concerning.

“We must take a proactive approach to suicide prevention.The overwhelming majority of people who die by suicide in Australia are still men accounting for 75% of ...

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Convincing men at work to talk about suicide

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ABC Radio’s PM Program’s story about OzHelp and our work.

A suicide prevention organisation established more than a decade ago in Canberra after the deaths of three young building industry apprentices is now helping working men right across the country. The non profit OzHelp Foundation provides workplace health checks and training in traditionally male industries such as building and mining. Click here to listen.

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