Reflections on Mental Health
John Mendoza provides a reflection of the journey travelling on mental health care reform over 2010 and 2011
Mental Health Reform – are we there yet?
I was recently asked to give a short outline to a group of community mental health agencies..
Technology and Young People's Mental Health
Forum to Hear First Hand about new Cooperative Research Centre on technology and young people’s mental health
In December 2010, the Federal Minister for Industry the Hon. Senator Kim Carr announced the successful bids for the next round of national Coop..
Budget 2011 - Mental Health Analysis
The key message arising from the Federal Budget is the acknowledgement by the Government that putting new money into old systems won’t work. The Government is making new choices about where to invest and these are exciting.
There are overdue invest..
John Mendoza speaks at the loaves and fishes
Mental Health - what would Jesus do if he were the Treasurer?
The Rev Phillip Aspinall, Lord Mayor Graham Quirk, other Distinguished guests and to all gathered here for this important annual event. Thank you Dr Peter Catt for the honour to be here today in th..
Why the new national mental health service standards are an opportunity lost
by Melissa Sweet
The recent release of revised national standards for mental health services is not the good news that it could and should have been.
Sebastian Rosenberg, a regular contributor at Croakey on mental health issues, has provided an overview ..
John Mendoza nominated for Mental Health Achievement Award
This award recognises and celebrates the achievement of individuals and organisations who have worked to improve understanding, awareness, service provision and the general betterment of the mental health of the Queensland community.
The Awards Ceremony will b..
Suicide battle needs rethink
MENTAL health experts are warning that Labor needs to recast the $277 million suicide prevention policy it took to the federal election, both by increasing the funding and focusing it more tightly.
A landmark report on suicide has called on the government t..
Mental health shortfall 'a national obscenity'
By Quentin McDermott for Four Corners.
Australian of the Year Professor Patrick McGorry has condemned the failure of governments to properly fund and resource mental health services as a "national obscenity".
Interviewed on tonight's Four Corners pro..
Opposition Mental Health Programs Welcomed
"The Opposition’s announcement today of $1.5bn in mental health spending will be warmly welcomed by the mental health sector", said John Mendoza, Director of ConNetica and Adjunct Professor, Health Science, University of the Sunshine Coast.
Mr Mendoza wa..
Federal Government Funding Health a Disgrace
An analysis of government funding for mental health shows a fall in 2010-11 for the first time in more than a decade says John Mendoza, Adjunct Professor, University of Sunshine Coast.
"This coming financial year total spending on mental health will fall to b..