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New research into self-injury and suicide

Suicide, self-harm, and non-suicidal self-injury are complex issues. New research suggests that for more than three quarters of people who self-injure, it is an attempt to cope with highly distressing feelings, and that self-injury can serve to regulate these emotions in the absence of other outlets. Read more about recent findings on self-injury. The recent Australian Research Alliance for Children and Youth report shows that suicide is the leading cause of death for young people aged 5 – 17. The authors suggest this is to do with the diverse and compounding stresses faced by children and young people, including cyberbullying, body image issues, financial and housing instability and feeling isolated, resulting in a sense of hopelessness and the inability to envision a positive future. Listen to an interview about the findings with CEO of the National Mental Health Commission, Dr Peggy Brown, who was recognised in the Australia Day 2018 Honours List with an Order of Australia.

Anti-Poverty Week 2022

Anti-Poverty Week 2022 has seen the release of numerous publications reporting on poverty in Australia and its impact. Take the…

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A path forward for anti-discrimination law in Queensland

The final report and recommendations of the QHRC’s Review of Queensland’s Anti-Discrimination Act were tabled in state parliament on 1st…

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Report into institutional child sexual abuse reforms

On Friday, 8th April 2022, the Queensland Government tabled its fourth annual report into the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual…

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Young voices needed to shape Queensland’s Mental Health and Wellbeing Strategy

If your organisation has a youth reference or advisory group, this is a great opportunity for their voices to be…

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Care experienced Youth Advisory Group to be appointed in Queensland

Youth Advisory Group to be appointed as key outcome of Queensland’s Residential Care Review, updated HSQF soon applicable, PeakCare’s new…

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DCSSDS Motor Vehicle Safety Guidelines – FAQs and Clarifications

In late 2023, the Department of Child Safety, Seniors and Disability Services released the Motor Vehicle Safety – Guidelines for Child…

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