Our Mental Health Matters is a group-run blog which aims to share analysis, opinion and discussion of mental health, mental health care and the mental health caring professions in Australia. It will contain writing by mental health practitioners, educators, researchers, advocates, carers and people living with mental illness.

This site is administered by Sarah Stokely and Ceara Rickard.


Read the blog’s manifesto if you’re interested in understanding its purpose and values.

Comment policy

This is a place for intelligent and thoughtful discussion. Abuse and trolling won’t be tolerated.

How to contribute

If you are interested in contributing to Our Mental Health as a regular or one-off contributor, please contact the Editors via the contact form below. You’re encouraged to read the blog manifesto before you comment or contribute. 


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