Mental health

COVID-19 crisis: What Socialist Action fights for

Healthcare for all -An end to all funding cuts, closures and privatisations in healthcare. -For huge investment into pubic healthcare to significantly increase capacity and prepare for future shocks. -For mass COVID-19 public testing, and an...

Mental Health Royal Commission: Interim report finds ‘broken’ system

Late last year the Victorian Royal Commission into Mental Health released its interim findings. The report, as well as a raft of health experts, have described the mental health system as ‘broken’. This interim report...

Young people’s mental health on the slide

Figures from the ABC’s Australia Talks survey showed that 44% of young people rate their mental health as either average or poor. This is not unexpected considering the cost of rent, the prevalence of...

Why are people feeling lonely?

A person who recently bought The Socialist from one of our street stalls asked: “Have you seen the latest figures about loneliness in Australia? Why is it on the rise and what do you...

Film review: Joker

Joker is an engaging film. It won the top award at the Venice Film Festival, but has also faced a wave of scorn from film critics; some of whom describe it as “irresponsible” and...

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