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Pandemic blow to renter mental health

By ALLISON HORE More than half of renters in Australia have experienced worse mental health outcomes during the pandemic as a result of their living situation, new data reveals.  A survey of 15,000 tenants revealed factors such as loss of income, inability to pay rent, insecure leases and eviction risk- coupled with lockdowns and social […]

A new model for mental health care

By ALLISON HORE A new counselling social enterprise in Leichhardt is pioneering a new model for mental health care in Sydney’s Inner West. Rough Patch Affordable Counselling opened in Leichhardt in August and has been met with an enthusiastic reception from locals who’ve accessed its services. Amber Rules, a psychotherapist who specialises in addiction recovery, […]

Mental health recovery centre opens in Bondi

By ALLISON HORE A new mental health recovery and early intervention centre officially opened in Bondi on Tuesday this week. The new $1.1 million mental health short-stay recovery centre was set up by Independent Community Living Australia (ICLA), a mental health, disability, and homelessness community organisation. The organisation first came about in 1984 to aid […]

Amy Montgomery

Amy Montgomery, an upcoming Irish artist has spent the past few months of the pandemic putting the final touches on her latest EP, with the first track, Intangible streaming now. Having been compared to the likes of Alanis Morrisette and Janis Joplin with a modern twist, Amy’s newest 90s influenced alternative-rock music sends a powerful […]

Happy Sad Man

Happy Sad Man is many things. A portrayal of five very different men. A glimpse into what it’s like to suffer from a mental illness on a day-to-day basis. An examination of what it is to be a man.  Australian filmmaker Genevieve Bailey follows a war photographer, a farmer, a musical nomad, an artist and […]

Nathan Cavaleri

If you were to skim over the significant moments of Nathan Cavaleri’s musical career you could easily mistake his story as that of a cliched child star burnout, but when you delve into the fine details it is a much more compelling tale. Cavaleri’s musical career was strangely born out of tragedy when he was […]

Inner West checks its mental health

BY SARAH MCLENAGHAN   In light of Mental Health Month the Inner West Council is supporting a number of mental health events and initiatives running throughout October. These programs range from family barbecues to training programs and professional networking, and will primarily target young people and seniors living in the Inner West. Mayor Darcy Byrne […]


Hereditary is a deep psychological, supernatural horror story which immediately unsettles the audience and never allows them to fully regain their footing. The film follows the family of matriarch Ellen Taper Leigh following her death and their subsequent unraveling as a series of tragic and unsettling events begin occurring with increasing prevalence. Elen’s daughter Annie Graham […]


Whilst battling his own personal demons Australian rapper 360, aka Matt Colwell, thought he had “ruined” his career and relationships with fans. With his addiction and bipolar issues now conquered 360 has returned with a new record, Vintage Modern, which has been warmly received both critically and commercial. In 2014 it took 360 hitting rock […]


Discovering a way to express your creative passions can often take some time, this was especially true for Sydney producer and DJ Sippy. From an early age Sippy loved music but it took a number of years experimenting with different instruments and styles before finding her love for electronic bass music. “I played piano from […]