Welcome to Community Door's information portal about mental health.

Mental disorders are a leading cause of disability in the population. They comprise conditions such as dementia, depression, substance use and anxiety disorders. In 2007 they were the largest cause of disability burden in Queensland, causing 24.3% of the total disability burden. Mental and behavioural conditions continue to be more common amongst women than men. 

In this section you will find current news, resources and other information on the topic of mental health.

The Forgotten Children: National Inquiry into Children in immigration Detention (2014) is a landmark report that provides compelling first-hand evidence of the negative impact that prolonged immigration detention is having on children’s mental and physical health. Read the Forgotten Children report
Researchers have traditionally paid little attention to the intersections between men’s mental illness and family life. Recently, however, this has been changing. This paper provides practitioners and policy-makers with a broad overview of some of the key issues identified in the growing literature...
Online prevention and treatment for alcohol and other drug use The NHMRC Centre of Research Excellence in Mental Health and Substance Use has developed a new website that brings together a range of evidence based online prevention and treatment programs and resources that cover alcohol and other...
Centacare Brisbane are hosting some exciting workshops in February and March 2015. FINDING COLLABORATIVE SOLUTIONS TO HOARDING IN BRISBANE Presented by hoarding expert, author & researcher Dr Christiana Bratiotis. You are invited to participate in a unique opportunity to learn about how USA...
This is the sixth conference in a series in which the populations of interest are Indigenous peoples from Australia, New Zealand and beyond, the residents of Australia’s neighbouring island nations, and people living with and recovering from mental and/or physical illness or disability in remote...
This paper reviews the evidence on effective and culturally appropriate mental health and social and emotional wellbeing programs and services for Indigenous people in Australia. It identifies what works, what doesn't, and the gaps in the research evidence. Background information is also included...
Accessible Mental Health Services for People with an Intellectual Disability: A Guide for Providers This guide offers an overview of intellectual disability mental health, why accessible services are important, and the principles that should guide service delivery, practical strategies for...
Parenting is hard and with life getting busier, the pressure on families is growing. On 2 November, the Queensland Family and Child Commission will be launching a public education campaign “Talking Families” to encourage parents and families to talk about the pressures of parenting and to seek and...
A new report has been published by La Trobe University and the University of New England titled From blues to rainbows: The mental health and wellbeing of gender diverse and transgender young people in Australia . The report is the first national research report looking at the mental health of...
A comprehensive review has been carried out in the UK to determine the benefits of e-therapies and apps for the prevention and treatment of mental health problems in children and young people. The review found that applications such as computerised Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (cCBT) show promise...

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