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    This Way Up Clinic: Online treatment, education and research in anxiety and depression

    THIS WAY UP Clinic is a self-paced program that is run entirely over the internet – and equips you with the skills to control your symptoms in everyday life. It is run by the Clinical Research Unit for Anxiety and Depression at St Vincent’s Hospital in Sydney. It includes a range of internet-based Cognitive Behavioural Therapy courses designed to address specific symptoms.

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    Under the radar: The mental health of Australian university students

    Orygen - This National Centre of Excellence in Youth Mental Health report shows that while Australia provides world-class education and is an international leader in youth mental health, the mental health of university students has been largely ignored.

    Titled ‘Under the Radar: The mental health of Australian university students’, the report suggests a lack of government policy attention and resources directed to this issue has impacted on the capacity for both the university and the mental health sectors to effectively respond to the needs of this group.

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    Webinar: Collaboration for improved career development decisions for students with mental health conditions

    In this webinar Julie Rogan from the Disabilities Service Team at Griffith University discusses the importance of collaboration between Disabilities Services and staff from career services and other support staff in a secondary or tertiary environment. In these days of poor retention rates across the board and certainly, for students with a disability, including mental health and then the difficulty people with a disability have gaining employment improved career decisions are essential. Case studies and initiatives to support this collaboration are discussed. (July 2019)

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    Webinar: Equity in VET and mental ill health

    This webinar was hosted by ADCET and the Australian Tertiary Education Network on Disability (ATEND) in October, 2017. Presented by Bryan Winnett.  This presentation explored Bryan's development of vocational training courses for students who have experienced mental illness, and are often in varying degrees of recovery. Bryan talked about a short ABC Documentary produced by one of his student group with assistance from ABC Open.

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    Webinar: Gender diversity and mental illness | Students from an LGBTIQ backgrounds

    ADCET and the Australian Tertiary Education Network on Disability (ATEND) presented this webinar in July 2018. Gender diversity and mental illness. Students from an LGBTIQ background. What support is available?

    Why are students from the LGBTQI community disproportionately represented in mental health statistics? What should we be doing as a community to support them?

    For this webinar we were joined by four panellists, each representing a different view point from the tertiary setting. The panel, an academic, DA background, tutor and a student, are from diverse sections of the LGBTIQ community and they discussed their experiences and what they would find more inclusive and helpful when studying and working in a tertiary environment.

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    Webinar: Juggling feeling capable and different: A grounded theory of studying at university while living with mental ill-health

    This webinar was hosted by ADCET and the Australian Tertiary Education Network on Disability (ATEND) in October, 2017. Presented by Dr Priscilla Ennals. This presentation reports on a grounded theory study that used a participatory framework to explore the experiences of university students experiencing mental ill-health. While between 20 and 25% of university students are estimated to experience mental ill-health, little has been understood from the perspectives of students themselves about their experiences and the impacts of their ill-health on their studies.

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    Workers with Mental Illness: a Practical Guide for Managers

    This Australian Human Rights Commission guide provides information on how to appropriately support workers with mental illness. It also provides information about how to develop and promote a safe and healthy work environment for all workers. As well as supporting the workforce, this guide will help to understand the obligations under occupational health and safety (OHS) and disability discrimination legislation and to understand mental illness and how to talk about mental illness.

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    Youthbeyondblue’s all about getting the message out there that it’s okay to talk about depression, and to encourage young people and their family and friends to get help when it’s needed. One in five young Australians experience depression each year, and more than half of those aren’t getting the professional help they need to get through it.

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    beyondblue is working to reduce the impact of depression and anxiety in the community by raising awareness and understanding, empowering people to seek help, and supporting recovery, management and resilience.

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    eheadspace is a confidential, free and secure space where young people 12 - 25 or their family can chat, email or speak on the phone with a qualified youth mental health professional.