Mental Health Australia - 2018-19 Budget Summary

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.

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    Perspectives Newsletter - October 2014. Now in its second year, the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse has heard from thousands of survivors, many of whom have mental health issues, who have taken the extraordinarily brave step to recount some of their most personal and painful stories of child sexual abuse at the hands of various institutions. These stories will help inform debate, and later create policies, laws and practices that ensure - so far as possible - that the sexual abuse of children while in the care of an institution never happens again.

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    Perspectives Newsletter - October 2014. Calls to suicide crisis lines are increasing. When will they be funded as core infrastructure for suicide prevention?

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    Perspectives Newsletter - October 2014. Despite considerable expansion in resources for treatment and services for mental health over the past two decades there is no evidence for any improvement in the mental health of Australians. Professor Anthony Jorm calls for a National Strategy for the Prevention of Mental Disorders to address this imbalance and place more emphasis on preventative approaches rather than treatment.

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    Perspectives Newsletter - October 2014. The creation and continuing development of the concepts of recovery and wellbeing reinforce consumers’ self-care, self-management and self-determination as the foremost conditions to establish or re-establish a meaningful life. In this article, Consumer Advisor Lei Ning discusses how resilience and mindfulness are the essential ingredients for achieving wellbeing.

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    Perspectives Newsletter - October 2014. Young men in Australia are angry. At least many of them are. The impact is visceral, felt largely by our families and communities. Just look to rates of alcohol related violence seen every weekend throughout Australia. Dr Simon Rice discusses the need to ensure that mental health services are responsive, acceptable and more inclusive of Australia’s young men.

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    This submission outlines some of the key impacts that income inequality can have on health, housing and employment outcomes for mental health consumers and carers. Mental Health Australia offers some proposals to reduce income inequality by ensuring that income support payments are adequate to enable people to meet the costs of living including higher costs associated with living with mental illness and/or disability and caring.

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    Perspectives Newsletter - August 2014. A rising crisis and process of discrimination is largely being ignored in mental health within Australia. Hocking Fellowship Award Recipient Sonia Neale, discusses Borderline Personality Disorder and how it can be stigmatised and discriminated against within the mental health system itself.

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    Perspectives Newsletter - August 2014.Young leaders from ReachOut.com took Parliamentarians on a hands-on tour of e-mental health services at Parliament House in August. Director of Communications and Marketing, Michael Garnett takes us through this unique event co-hosted with the Parliamentary Friends of Youth Mental Health (PFYMH).

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    Perspectives Newsletter - August 2014. Indigo Daya at Mental Illness Fellowship Victoria explains how her history of mental health issues and her experiences with the psychiatric system are vital to ensuring a quality and progressive approach to mental health advocacy.

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    Perspectives Newsletter - August 2014. When Kiss front man Gene Simmons said depressed people and those contemplating suicide should go ahead and kill themselves he sparked a social media storm and was rightly, and universally condemned. Mental Health Australia’s CEO looks at the issues surrounding celebrities and how their statements can influence stigma.

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