Description: LIST OF THEMHS AWARDS FOR 1998 PRINT MEDIA THE MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES CONFERENCE OF AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND

Denise Ryan
1998 THEMHS Awards   unpublished
Ms Ryan wrote a feature article on schizophrenia headlined 'All the Lonely People' which was published in The Age on Tuesday June 23, 1998. The article profiled Ms Sandy Jeffs, an award winning poet who suffers from schizophrenia, while also providing factual information on schizophrenia as an illness and its treatment. The article showed sensitivity and a desire to accurately portray a person with the disorder. BROADCAST MEDIA TRIPLE J NATIONAL YOUTH NETWORK, ABC RADIO "Reach Out" was a youth
more » ... h Out" was a youth suicide awareness and fund raising campaign held on Triple J Radio over 14-21 July 1997. The core information about youth suicide was contained in a comprehensive five part documentary series exploring issues ranging from warning signs, feeling vulnerable, effects of the mass media, coping with the loss of a loved one, and prevention strategies. In addition, 1-2 minute information drops were run featuring advice from celebrities and young people on warning signs and how to help a suicidal friend. The week culminated in a Radiothon that raised $200,000 for a youth suicide prevention Website. COMPREHENSIVE CATCHMENT AREA SERVICE (Overall excellence of service provision within the constraints of the resources available) ST VINCENT'S HOSPITAL AND COMMUNITY PSYCHIATRIC SERVICE,VICTORIA The Service is committed to establishing a climate of continuous improvement for consumers with serious mental illness including a high percentage of people with non-English speaking backgrounds, Kooris and itinerant people. Major changes included the development of a new service model and organisational structure reflective of state and national policies.
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