News In Brief – Mental health first aid training and behind the new Gillard doco

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RU OK? Day happened this past week, and no matter your thoughts on the actual day itself there’s no denying that mental health is something that we should be aware of in every aspect of our lives, especially considering The Times We Live In.

Rochelle spoke to Ben Steel, a Mental Health First Aid instructor, about a new initiative with Screen Australia to train people in the industry to be able to properly respond to those kinds of psychological issues when they spot them. It’s not a concept I was familiar with, but it makes a lot of sense. The interview is well worth a read to see what it’s all about.

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Edmond was the founding managing editor of GamesHub. He was also previously at GameSpot for 13 years, where he was the Australian Editor and an award-winning video producer. You can follow him @EdmondTran