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14 Oct 2021

A marriage made in mental health heaven

It’s a startling fact when you think about it; one in five Australians will experience an alcohol, drug or gambling disorder in their lifetime. Furthermore, one in seven will go on to develop an addiction—the severest form of disorder. When you couple that with the fact that 40-80 per cent of Victorians who seek help for mental illness, also experience issues with substance abuse, you’ve quite often got a relationship that ends in what’s called dual diagnosis.

8 Oct 2021

The importance of mental health in our community

The provision of mental health services is constantly adapting to meet the requirements of those who need it. Since the onset of Covid-19 in early 2020, demand for mental health practitioners has never been greater.

5 Oct 2021

Foundation Day - Celebrating 150 years

Each year, October 7 marks a very important day in the SEM hospitals’ calendar with the recognition and celebration of, what we’ve come to know as, Foundation Day.