Mental Health Australia is currently undertaking a number of projects to improve mental health services for all Australians.
Optimising Support for Psychosocial Disability
This project aims to improve supports available through the NDIS for participants with psychosocial disability. By aggregating existing service level data, outcomes of the project will include a list of recommended recovery-oriented psychosocial services to serve as a set of policy and procedural reference points for NDIS planners…
National multicultural mental health project
Building on the important work of previous national multicultural mental health projects, this project aims to increase participation of people from CALD backgrounds in mental health services by developing new ways to support mental health services to improve cultural responsiveness. Mental Health Australia is partnering with the Federation of Ethnic Communities’ Council of Australia (FECCA) and the National Ethnic Disability Alliance (NEDA) to deliver the project…
NDIS Psychosocial Pathway Project
Mental Health Australia has provided a final report to the NDIA with recommendations on the design of a tailored NDIS pathway for people with psychosocial disability. Following consultation workshops across Australia with participants, carers, service providers, peak bodies, government officials and health professionals, two overarching themes emerged:
- Participants with psychosocial disability should be properly informed on NDIS processes and procedures to be able to navigate the scheme,
- A psychosocial disability strategy should be developed to ensure the NDIA and the Scheme’s response to people with psychosocial disability is appropriate to their needs, as well as the needs of carers and families.
The National Register is a pool of 60 trained mental health consumer and carer representatives from across Australia, who work at the national level to provide a strong consumer and carer voice in the mental health sector. The National Register was established in 2007 and is an ongoing project at Mental Health Australia, funded by the Australian Government Department of Health…