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Policy submissions

Productivity Commission Issues Paper: The Social and Economic Benefits of Improving Mental Health

FARE’s submission to the Productivity Commission inquiry into Mental Health and response to the Issues Paper on the Social and Economic Benefits of Improving Mental Health.

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Research papers

Preventive health: How much does Australia spend and is it enough?

This report examines the available evidence for national levels of expenditure on preventive health over the past 15 years, and compares spending in Australia with that of selected Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) countries.

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Research papers

Identification of co-morbidities associated with alcoholic liver disease

This study aimed to characterise alcohol use disorders and mental health status of patients with alcoholic liver disease and determine common patterns of co-factors contributing to liver disease.

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Novel treatments for alcohol dependence: A randomized controlled trial of structured stepped-care intervention for psychiatric comorbidity

A substantial proportion of the alcohol dependent population also suffer from anxiety or depression. People who are alcohol dependent and suffer psychiatric comorbidity respond poorly to treatment.

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Evaluation of the Eva House (Mayumarri) Drug and Alcohol Program

This evaluation of the Eva House Drug and Alcohol Program was designed to assess how well the Program had met its goal to reduce the number of young women using alcohol and drugs to cope with the emotional pain caused by childhood trauma.

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Alcohol involvement in suicide in rural and regional populations

This report details the work undertaken, findings and lessons learnt during a pilot investigation into impulsive (unplanned) suicide in rural and regional populations.

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NCETA workforce development PhD research scholarship – Chelsea Todd

The overall aim of the scholarship was to contribute to the development of high quality research evidence to support best practice in workforce development for the alcohol and other drug (AOD) field.

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Researching people with problematic alcohol consumption and mental health and cognitive disabilities in the criminal justice system

This randomised trial of adolescents presenting to hospital emergency departments in Perth with problems related to alcohol or other drug use, used the then recently implemented system of linking records in hospitals and medical practices in Western Australia. The aim of this research was to validate the use of hospital record linkage procedures as a method of collecting follow-up data and to use this methodology to assemble outcome data on the study cohort.

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Computer-based cognitive behaviour therapy for alcohol use and coexisting depression in rural and urban areas

In Australia around two thirds of people with mental illness and/or AOD-use disorders fail to seek professional help for their condition. There are significant barriers to accessing treatment; for example, the sheer number of people needing help, geographical isolation, and financial difficulties. A computer-based CBT option has the potential to contribute significantly to overcoming these barriers.

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National Correspondence Program to reduce alcohol consumption and co-occurring disorders (depression/anxiety)

This project aims to facilitate the participation of a large group of consumers from all over Australia (including remote and rural areas) to learn to self-regulate their alcohol consumption and manage their co-occurring depression/anxiety.