Today’s National Apology to Victims and Survivors of Institutional Child Sexual Abuse by the Prime Minister Scott Morrison has been welcomed by WayAhead – Mental Health Association NSW. [Read more…]
Looking after yourself is looking after your family Today (Sunday 12 November), marks the start of Perinatal Depression and Anxiety Awareness Week. “We know that around 100,000 families each year will experience some form of perinatal depression and anxiety as part of the period extending from the beginning of pregnancy up to the baby’s first birthday. It is incredibly important that new and expecting parents know what the signs of perinatal depression and anxiety are and what help is available. “WayAhead believes that parents who look after themselves to ensure they can look after their families is an important key to maintaining the total wellbeing of the family unit,” said WayAhead CEO Elizabeth Priestley. [Read more…]
Community groups and individuals from across New South Wales have been recognised for their efforts promoting mental health and wellness programs in their local communities, for the 2017 Mental Health Matters Awards.
This year’s award winners were announced today during a lunch marking the official launch of Mental Health Month, held in New South Wales Parliament House. [Read more…]
Managing OCD and anxiety through a mix of consulting medical practitioners and attending peer support groups in the community can significantly improve the lives of people living with these conditions says the Chief Executive Officer of WayAhead Elizabeth Priestley.
Ms Priestley’s comments coincide with the start of OCD and Anxiety Awareness Week which runs until Sunday and is being organised by Anxiety Recovery Centre Victoria.
To our friends in the LGBTI community,
We know that for some of you, the next few days will be hard.
With the debate on marriage equality set to dominate the coming days of federal parliament, the constant media reporting of it and dialogue across social media platforms, can become overwhelming, particularly when some views expressed about marriage equality and the LGBTI community are negative and hurtful.
WayAhead is proud to be celebrating National Aborigines and Islanders Day Observance Committee (NAIDOC) Week.
WayAhead believes that Aboriginal and Islander people’s whole-of-life approach to physical, social, emotional and cultural wellbeing including mental health, is the preferred best practice when delivering health care to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.