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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  • Submission

    The second consultation draft has significantly clarified the framework’s purpose and provides greater clarity around recovery models and the translation of recovery principles into action by mental health services.

  • Report

    The MHCA and the Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs (FaHCSIA) brought together employment services and Personal Helpers and Mentors (PHaMS) service providers from across Australia to discuss the development of a new PHaMs employment stream announced as part of the 2011-12 Mental Health Budget Reform.

  • Fact Sheets

    Good mental health helps us to respond better to the stresses and challenges of daily life. This fact sheet looks at some of the ways to more fully enjoy and appreciate the people and environment around us.

  • Fact Sheets

    Mental illness, housing instability and homelessness often share much common ground. The MHCA believes an understanding of the relationships between these experiences is essential if accommodation problems are to be tackled.

  • Fact Sheets

    A landmark report released by the MHCA found strong associations between mental illness and cannabis, although this is not the same as a causal link. This fact sheet highlights some of the evidence.

  • Fact Sheets

    Recent research by the Heart Foundation of Australia has concluded that there is strong link between depression, social isolation, the lack of quality social support and coronary heart disease.

  • Fact Sheets

    There are many signs that might indicate a person is suffering from depression, anxiety and/or alcohol problems. These are the most common mental health problems affecting people in Australia. Effective treatments are available and early identification and care can reduce harm and improve quality of life.

  • Submission

    The MHCA strongly supports Australia ratifying the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities . We are pleased that a number of articles explicitly refer to mental illness. However, there are areas that could be strengthened, particularly discrimination on the basis of disability. Freedom from cruel or inhuman treatment and protecting the integrity of the person are key mental health consumer issues and need greater attention within the mental health sector. Employment and housing support are essential areas of focus to ensure people with mental illness-related disability are encouraged to fully participate as members of their community.

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