Consumer and carer participation in all levels of decision-making is fundamental to the improvement of mental health services and crucial to improving the lives of people with a mental illness. However, there is still much more to be done and the continued participation and engagement of consumers and carers is vital.
Investing to Save: The economic benefits for Australia of investment in mental health reform, tackles a set of complex issues from a new perspective, and a new pragmatic approach to the scale of the task of reforming our mental health system.
The Mental Health Australia 2018-19 Budget Summary highlights some of the key measures in the 2018-19 Federal Budget likely to be of interest to mental health stakeholders.
Mental Health Australia urges member organisations and people living with mental health issues to support My Health Record, and to make an informed choice about whether or not to opt-out of the scheme.
The capacity and potential of the Australian mental health sector must be enhanced and its potential recognised, through collaborative and innovative ways of working across all sections of society, to effectively support the needs of people with mental illness.