South Australians are being urged to check on the mental wellbeing of friends, family and workmates as part of today’s R U OK? Day.

Disability service provider Cara is looking for 40 new staff due to increased demand for services as the National Disability Insurance Scheme rolls out across South Australia.

Suicide Prevention Networks will be established in every local government area across South Australia as part of the 2017-21 Suicide Prevention Plan being launched this morning.

Nominations are now open for the 2017 Mental Health Excellence Awards which celebrate South Australians who have made outstanding contributions to mental health.

All 14 residents from the Makk and McLeay wards at Oakden Older Persons Mental Health Service have now been relocated to the Northgate Aged Care facility.

The State Government is providing $14.7 million for the construction of a new older persons’ mental health facility for older South Australian with severe dementia and mental health issues.

The $100,000 Impact Accelerator pilot program is helping eight community organisations in the disability sector to develop new business models, products and services.

New data shows smoking rates in South Australia have been slashed with a reduction across all age groups in recent years.

Mental Health Minister Leesa Vlahos has instructed the Chief Executive of SA Health to expedite the closure of the Makk and McLeay wards at Oakden following further reports of unnecessary force being used on residents.

The Makk and McLeay Nursing Home at the Older Person’s Mental Health Service, Oakden, will close as part of the State Government’s response to an independent review into the service.

South Australians are today being invited to provide feedback on the state’s new draft Suicide Prevention Plan which outlines areas of priority for the next five years.

A new respite home for children living with disability will provide more options for families and carers in Adelaide’s southern suburbs.