2019 AGM and Stephanie Dartnall
WayAhead’s 2019 Annual General Meeting Tuesday 26th November | 6pm Level 5, 80 William St Woolloomooloo This year we have special guest speaker Stephanie Dartnell. Stephanie Dartnall is a PhD candidate in the School of Psychology, Charles Sturt University and a registered psychologist (B Psych, M Psych [Foren], UNSW) with ten years’ experience working […]
Targeting Bullying Behaviours
Bullying remains a societal problem with victims of bullying and people who instigate bullying often starting the behaviour from a young age. The behaviours learnt through bullying can affect the victim and instigator far beyond the individual instances when it occurs and if done over a sustained period of time, can lead to poor mental […]
The state of mental health in NSW – Hosted by Osher Günsberg
On the 17th October 2018, WayAhead held a Facebook Live event, chaired by media personality and mental health spokesperson Osher Günsberg, at the NSW Parliament to hear all about mental health in NSW. We were honoured to be joined by the NSW Minister for Mental Health Hon Tanya Davies, who spoke candidly about a difficult […]
Contemporary Perspectives on Cultural Diversity and Mental Health
During Mental Health Month the Collective Purpose Speaker Series discussed the intersection of cultural diversity and mental health. The session covered how diversity in cultures and backgrounds affect mental health related experiences and in turn how cultural diversity plays an important role for the recovery of someone experiencing mental ill health. Also discussed was […]
Rural Suicide and its Prevention
On the 12th June, the Collective Purpose Speaker Series went to Orange to explore what a community-led approach to suicide prevention in regional and rural Australia could look like. This Speaker Series event featured the Centre for Rural and Remote Mental Health’s recently released Rural Suicide and its Preventions position paper looking […]
After the marriage equality survey – what now for LGBTI mental health?
Throughout 2017, the LGBTIQ community had to endure public discussions about their lives and the value the community placed on their relationships. Sarah Lambert from ACON talks about how the mental health and wellness needs of the LGBTIQ community has not ended now that Australia has achieved marriage equality
The State of NSW mental health
The NSW Mental Health Commissioner Catherine Lourey shared her thoughts about the current state of mental health in NSW and also spoke about what she sees as the goals of the commission during her term.