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.


  • Submission

    This is a joint submission from the Mental Health Council of Australia and the National Mental Health Consumer and Carer Forum in response to the Interim Report by the Reference Group on Welfare Reform. It addresses and responds to what we believe are the key issues for the mental health sector (including consumers and carers) arising out the Interim Report.

  • Media Releases

    The Mental Health Council of Australia (MHCA) has today called on businesses across the country to make mental health and wellbeing a priority for staff and management. “Australians spend a huge portion of their lives at work, so it’s very important to place a spotlight on mental health in the workplace,” said MHCA CEO Frank Quinlan.

  • General

    Perspectives Newsletter - June 2014. Business owners and leaders need to take mental health in the workplace just as seriously as they do the physical health and safety of their employees. To do this, beyondblue recently launched Heads Up, a joint initiative with the Mentally Health Workplace Alliance, to encourage Australian businesses to invest in and focus on promoting good mental health practices and policies in their workplaces.

  • General

    Perspectives Newsletter - June 2014. It is often said it takes a village to raise a child. This sentiment that a community collectively provides the supports individuals need to live a meaningful and healthy life exists too for those living with mental illness. Knowing where to start, however, can be a sizeable stumbling block.

  • Newsletters / Bulletins

    In this final update for the year, read about the statement from delegates at the Integrating Mental Health into the NDIS Conference, the new NDIS and mental health information portal, outcomes of the PAG and Working Group meetings, the COAG Disability Reform Council Communique and and update on NDIS Support Clusters and Associated Pricing.

  • Media Releases

    More than one in five Australians have experienced discrimination in the workplace due to mental illness, according to new research by the Mental Health Council of Australia (MHCA). The research has been conducted as part of this year’s World Mental Health Day campaign. “When 22% of people surveyed tell us that they have witnessed discrimination in the workplace, relating to mental illness, it shows that we have a serious problem with stigma in this country,” MHCA CEO Frank Quinlan said today.

  • Publication

    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.

  • News

    Good discussion yesterday between the Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Ray Griggs & CEO of the MHCA, Frank Quinlan on breaking down the stigma of mental health...

  • Submission

    This submission on the draft Rules to support the NDIS Bill 2012 outlines the MHCA concerns that the needs of many people with psychosocial disability and other episodic conditions will be ignored under the proposed provisions.

  • Submission

    The Senate Legal and Constitutional Affairs Committee inquired into the Exposure Draft of the Human Rights and Anti-Discrimination Bill 2012. This joint submission by MHCA and beyondblue draws attention to the negative experiences of people with a mental illness who try to access insurance and proposes amendments to the Bill to ensure that insurers who are granted an exemption from anti-discrimination law are held accountable.