Director’s Report August 2020

Australia’s mental health services and voluntary organisations have been inundated with calls from troubled mental health clients and threatened suicide cases. White Wreath services are available 24 hours a day. In these difficult times, we are there for...

Director’s Report April 2020

I cannot recall how many Royal Commissions and Senate inquiries have been held into Mental Health. Millions of dollars have been wasted and nothing has changed. This edition of the newsletter covers the interim report from the Victorian Royal Commission. I am appalled...

Director’s Report December 2019

The revelation from the World Health Organisation that 800,00 people die by suicide each year – one every 40 seconds – making it the second leading cause of death among young people (aged 15 to 29) comes as unsurprising. In Australia in 2018 there were 3046 deaths by...

Director’s Report August 2019

Two articles in this edition of the White Wreath newsletter highlight the complexity of problems facing Australia’s mental health/ suicide programs. The first is a $400,000 research grant to find new ways the help protect people at the risk of suicide and find...

Directors Report 2019

Australia should have one of the world’s best mental health systems. From the daily dealings White Wreath has with mental health patients, the truth is far from that. This edition of the newsletter, highlights three government programs – $64 million for a NSW...

Director’s Report December 2018

Undiagnosed mental health issues are causing the deaths of thousands of Australians each year from suicide and this includes murder-suicide and mass murders. In many cases they are committed by a close relative where innocent children/babies, their mothers, fathers,...