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Think Think members represent a strong and unified voice in the media landscape; calling for meaningful change, action and reform that will shape Australia’s future mental health.

‘Surging Rate of Mental ill-Health in young people and women shows need for reform, advocates Say’
ABC News

Think Tank Chair Professor Maree Teesson shares why we are seeing an alarming surge in mental health disorders among young people and women.

How to look after your mental health during the latest COVID-19 wave’
SBS News

Think Tank Chair Professor Maree Teesson spoke to Amy Hall from SBS News on how can we protect our mental health as we experience another wave of COVID-19.

Triple vaccination seems to reduce the chance of long COVID – but we still need to prepare for a jump in cases’
The Conversation

Think Tank Chair Professor Maree Teesson on why we need to prepare our health, welfare and disability services to support the growing number of Australians with Long COVID.

Advocacy groups call for more funding after 2.2 million Australians report mental health condition’
SBS News

Following the release of 2021 Census data, Think Tank Chair Professor Maree Teesson and Research Program Officer Scarlett Smout highlight the urgent need to address delays in mental healthcare treatment and macroeconomic factors which can drive mental illness.

‘Australia’s Covid-19 deaths in 2022 more than double combined total from previous two years’
News.com

Think Tank Chair Professor Maree Teesson on why the COVID-19 pandemic, including being separated from friends and family, is going to have a lasting impact, particularly on young people

The Conversation - What’s taking the biggest toll on our mental health? Disconnection, financial stress and long waits for care

What’s taking the biggest toll on our mental health?’
The Conversation

New research, conducted in collaboration with Australia’s Mental Health Think Tank, asked 1,000 Australians about their priority concerns for mental health. Social disconnection, financial stress and the mental health service system were the top three major issues.

Australia's Mental Health Think Tank - Public Health Association Australia 'What’s taking the biggest toll on our mental health? Disconnection, financial stress and long waits for care'

‘Cost of living pressures have had a significant impact on Australians’ mental health’
Public Health Association Australia

Australians experienced increasing financial stress, social disconnection and a strained mental health system during COVID-19, according to a new study in collaboration with Australia’s Mental Health Think Tank.

Pat Dudgeon The Guardian 'Australia needs to decolonise its mental health system and empower more Indigenous psychologists'

‘Australia needs to decolonise its mental health system and empower more Indigenous psychologists
The Guardian

Think Tank member Professor Pat Dudgeon on how wellbeing is seen as holistic, with mental health inseparable from connections to family, culture and Country amongst Aboriginal people.

MJA Insight+ Pat McGorry 'COVID-19: don’t be fooled, the kids are not okay'

COVID-19: don’t Be fooled, the Kid’s are not okay’
MJA InSight+

Think Tank member Professor Pat McGorry spoke with Cate Swannell about the impact of lockdowns and social restrictions on the mental health and development of young people.

Sydney Morning Herald Op-Ed - Policy Brief 2022 - Youth Mental Health Recovery Plan - Australia's Mental Health Think Tank

‘Time for politicians to talk about the youth mental health crisis’
Sydney Morning Herald

Think Tank Chair Professor Maree Teesson and Academic Lead Marlee Bower provide steps a newly elected federal government can take to address the root causes of poor mental health in young people.

ABC All In The Mind John McGrath "Co-morbidity: why one mental illness can lead to more"

‘Co-morbidity: Why one mental illness can lead to more’
ABC All in the Mind

Think Tank member Professor John McGrath spoke with Sana Qadar on All in the Mind about the pervasive nature of co-occurring mental health conditions and what that means for treatment and prevention.

Nick Kyrgios Sydney Morning Herald Mental Health

‘No one is immune: How Open success, wave of support inspired Kyrgios’ depression revelations’
Sydney Morning Herald

Think Tank Chair Professor Maree Teesson spoke with SMH about the power of Nick Kyrgios’ openness and honesty around his mental health struggles.

Frances Kay-Lambkin Norman Swan Coronacast Mental Health

‘I’m worried about how worried I am’
ABC Science

Think Tank member Professor Frances Kay-Lambkin spoke with Dr Norman Swan and Tegan Taylor on ABC’s Coronacast about mental health recovery as we exit out of the acute stage of the pandemic.

John Brogden ABC Drive Richard Glover Lifeline Mental Health

why it’s crucial to reach out
ABC Drive

Think Tank member and Lifeline Chair John Brogden spoke with Richard Glover on ABC Drive about the importance of reaching out and accessing mental health support during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Queensland Mental Health Commission Mental Health Evidence Review

COVID-19 and Australia’s Mental Health
QLD Mental Health Commission

Queensland Mental Health Commission featured key findings from our comprehensive evidence review ‘COVID-19 and Australia’s Mental Health’ in their latest Leading Reform Blog.

The Conversation Evidence Review Mental Health

Most of us will recover our mental health after lockdown. But some will find it harder to bounce back
The Conversation

Our evidence review of 100+ Australian academic and policy documents, together with lived experience accounts, explores who experienced poor mental health in COVID-19 and why.

Guardian Policy Paper Economic Supports Youth Mental Health

Experts urge higher income support payments to stem youth mental health crisis’
The Guardian

How do we better support youth mental health during COVID-19? Evidence from Australia’s Mental Health Think Tank shows economic supports are key, but in 2021 these remain limited, even in the face of increasing distress.

Pat Dudgeon Guardian Mental Health Healing Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander

Healing among Indigenous people is more crucial now than ever. Here’s a way forward’
The Guardian

Think Tank member Professor Pat Dudgeon on the importance of incorporating Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander knowledge and wisdom to strengthen collective wellbeing.

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