Andrew Dempster

Andrew Dempster

Director, Policy, Programs & Evaluation

Articles by Andrew Dempster

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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