Shortage of acute beds in Tasmania a ‘crisis’, mental health expert says

The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists (RANZCP) and the Australian Medical Association (AMA) have both called for more acute beds in Tasmania due to the state's ageing population and high rates of substance abuse. According to the Productivity Commission's 2018 Report on Government Services, Tasmania had 53.7 beds per 100,000 people in … Continue reading Shortage of acute beds in Tasmania a ‘crisis’, mental health expert says

App to give youth control

“I don’t know how many times I’ve been told ‘it’s just words’,” said Janine Kemp, as we chatted over coffee. ‘It’s just words’ was the response from both teachers and the police to threats on her daughter’s life. It was still ‘just words’ when her daughter was physically threatened, and it was still ‘just words’ … Continue reading App to give youth control