Andrew Dempster

Andrew Dempster

Principal Director, Mental Health Advisory Lead

Articles by Andrew Dempster

People & Community

Lots of people I talk to are tired

It has been more than two years since we packed up our workspaces, set up our makeshift home offices, and bedded down with our pets to await the end of…

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Government & Public Sector

Mental health has never been more central to the national conversation than it is in 2020

Mental ill health has no boundaries; both a poignant and challenging issue across all age groups.

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Social Impact

Shining a light on suicide: today is World Suicide Prevention Day

One in two young people are impacted by suicide by the time they turn 25 – meaning that half of the Australian population is personally touched by suicide one way or another. 

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Business & Economy

Mental health reform is a social and economic investment for the future of Australia

Australia is in the midst of a productivity growth malaise, but an often unspoken outlier, improving mental health, could be the microeconomic reform of the 21st century.

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Government & Public Sector

Mental health in Australia – past performance is no guarantee of future results

Australia can be proud of its efforts to reform mental health service delivery in recent decades, but it now risks being left behind.

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