The Mental Health Council of Australia (MHCA) is the peak, national non-government organisation representing and promoting the interests of the Australian mental health sector, committed to achieving better mental health for all Australians.
Melinda Lethbridge, who has a Certificate III in Engineering – Mechanical Trade, has won Australian Apprentice of the Year 2014. Passionate about promoting maths education and manufacturing career development, Melinda tutors primary and secondary students, as well as refugees from Burma. Original article
Participants in the YWCA She Speaks survey of 1600 young women, ages 15–30 in Australia have called for government funding of young women’s leadership programs. Original article
Research conducted on 95 families and young people experiencing homelessness found that 95% of participants had a mobile phone, a higher rate than that of the general population. Mobile phones were considered essential for survival and safety, for gaining new skills and for moving out of homelessness. Original article