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.

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...
Health Start is conducting a study to document the family, social and cultural circumstances of parents with intellectual disabilities. Researchers are undertaking analysis of survey data sources from the Australian Bureau of Statistics, the Western Australia Data Linkage System (via the Telethon...
Portraits in Blue, an Australian narrative research project, is led by those who are currently, or have previously, been treated for clinical depression. The project aims to capture the stories of people experiencing depression, their friends and families and those who provide support services to...
COPMI has developed new information for parents, teenagers and professionals (including schools) regarding how to enhance help-seeking skills in youth. Input regarding this information was provided by young people with parents who experience mental illness, professional organisations and those who...
According to the latest Mission Australia Youth Mental Health Report, one in five young Australians are likely to be experiencing mental illness, and less than 40 per cent are comfortable seeking professional help. The report surveyed around 15,000 young people across the country aged 15 to 19...

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