The Challenge

Mental illness affects everyone

If approximately one in every five Australians will experience a mental illness, then no-one can avoid its impact. Whether loved ones, friends, employees or co-workers are suffering, everyone will face the consequences of mental illness at some point, whether financial, social or emotional.

Finding the help needed to deal with this increasing level of mental illness is becoming a major challenge for our society. Available treatments and interventions may not suit everyone, or be available to everyone for as long as they need it or be affordable for everyone. Even an inability to “define” or “diagnose” what is wrong can cause further distress and leave people feeling severely isolated, hopeless and abandoned.

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