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Mental Health Council of Australia

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.

Website: www.mhca.org.au

Biteback launches competition for young people

Biteback has launched a competition to encourage young people to think about what positive things are coming up for them personally in 2015. There will be prize packs for the most captivating, genuine, and meaningful entries. Original article

22 Dec 2014

Les Twentyman – ProBono Changemaker

Les Twentyman, longtime youth worker and founder of the 20th Man Fund, is ProBono's Changemaker this week. Original article

22 Dec 2014

Young affect employment participation rate

Federal Treasurer Joe Hockey said part of the reason for a fall in the employment participation rate was that some younger workers were opting out of the difficult search for work in the non-resources sectors of the economy. Original article

22 Dec 2014

Education not fines for underage drinkers

Young people caught by police for underage drinking in the Lake Illawarra region of NSW attend a two-hour face-to-face education seminar with their parent or guardian. Sessions are run by expert drug and alcohol workers and police. Original article

19 Dec 2014

Education First Youth Foyers evaluation

Preliminary findings from an evaluation of Victoria's Education First Youth Foyers show that there is considerable variation in young people’s social connectedness. Original article

19 Dec 2014

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