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    Over the last 12 months the MHCA ’s collaborative work with the mental health sector has highlighted the significant concerns consistently raised by mental health consumers, carers and service providers about the design and implementation of the NDIS , and the implications these may have for service access, quality and financial sustainability. These concerns are described in more detail in our position paper. In response to these concerns, and through our ongoing advocacy to government and the National Disability Insurance Agency ( NDIA ), the MHCA was asked by the NDIA to develop a proposal for a new approach to trialling and implementing the NDIS to better meet the needs of mental health consumers and carers.

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    This position paper outlines some issues with the design of the National Disability Insurance Scheme and provides a way forward.

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    Released in August 2013, this information sheet outlines why the MHCA and beyondblue are concerned about the ways in which insurers may be discriminating against people with experience of mental illness. It details some of the changes that the MHCA and beyondblue are calling for to improve insurance outcomes and experiences for people with mental illness, and encourages consumers to come forward with their stories about insurance and mental illness.

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    This strategic publication, Perspectives: Mental Health & Wellbeing in Australia, represents a snapshot of an important moment for the mental health sector in Australia, a time of real and meaningful reform. The publication is about building a stronger mental health sector, through collaborative reform, based on a coordinated approach to services and policy, creating an inclusive system where individuals are able to live a contributing life.

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    This report aims to provide a balanced and informed view on the relationship between cannabis and mental illness. It summarises the research and states the MHCA ’s position on activities and directions that governments and the mental health sector should pursue based on the existing evidence.

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    The recommendations of this report clearly outlines the priorities for specific service improvements, including the need for national leadership, adequate resourcing and system-wide support for innovation in treatments and service development.

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    A 2 page summary of the 10 recommendations of the MHCA publication Home Truths.

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    Four key themes for a new style of mental health reform are highlighted in this report. These are: promoting early intervention for all severe disorders among young people; providing effective pharmacological and psychological treatments in primary care; maximising returns to full social and economic participation; and investing in innovation, research and sustainability.

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    This document is a summary of the Investing in Australia’s Future report and outlines immediate actions proposed by a wide coalition of health, community and social welfare groups.

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    This groundbreaking report details the scope and nature of stigma experienced by mental health consumers when seeking support and treatment from mental health and other health professionals.

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