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Let’s Break Down the Stigma surrounding Mental Health
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Let’s Break Down the Stigma surrounding Mental Health Policy Recommendations
"Just because you can't see a disability, doesn't mean it isn't there "
Join Wellways as we call on the government to provide substantial support for those experiencing mental health issues in Australia.

As a leading mental heath community support service, Wellways is committed to creating a healthier, fairer and more inclusive society. That means good mental health for everyone, particularly people who are disadvantaged and vulnerable.

17.5% of our Australian population are living with a psychosocial disability, many of which feel they belong to a stigmatised group, and experience frequent discrimination in their daily lives. Impacting not only the life of the person experiencing mental health issues, but the parents, siblings and friends.

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Wellways Australia is a leading not-for-profit organisation dedicated to ensuring all Australians lead active and fulfilling lives in their community. We work with individuals, families and the community to help them imagine and achieve better lives.

We advocate for change to make sure people can access the best possible care and information when they need it. We provide a wide range of services and assistance for people with mental health issues, disabilities, youth and older Australians and those requiring community care.
Every year, around 14% of all Australian adults are affected by an anxiety disorder.
A significant shortfall of up to 91% of people with severe mental health issues will have to rely on non-government funded community mental health services to meet their needs.
Around 77,569 people who received support from specialist homelessness services in 2016-2017 were experiencing mental health issues.
About Wellways
Facts & Figures
Take Action
Wellways Australia is a leading not-for-profit organisation dedicated to ensuring all Australians lead active and fulfilling lives in their community. We work with individuals, families and the community to help them imagine and achieve better lives.

We advocate for change to make sure people can access the best possible care and information when they need it. We provide a wide range of services and assistance for people with mental health issues, disabilities, youth and older Australians and those requiring community care.
Every year, around 14% of all Australian adults are affected by an anxiety disorder.
A significant shortfall of up to 91% of people with severe mental health issues will have to rely on non-government funded community mental health services to meet their needs.
Around 77,569 people who received support from specialist homelessness services in 2016-2017 were experiencing mental health issues.