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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  • Newsletters / Bulletins

    Happy Mental Health Week! Read all about what’s been going on around the country to mark this important week.

  • Media Releases

    One in five Australians will experience a mental illness in the next 12 months, almost 50% of us in our lifetimes. Saturday 10 October is World Mental Health Day. On this day Australians are asked to make a personal mental health promise to themselves at https://1010.org.au/ and share it on social media. “Mental illness impacts so many in our community. But if we can recognise the signs and do something about it early, we can significantly reduce the impact it can have on our lives. Unfortunately, our research shows less than one in five Australians regularly seeks help when they are stressed or down. This suggests people could be neglecting their mental health for too long,” Mental Health Australia CEO Frank Quinlan said today. Australia currently has a mental health system that is fragmented and difficult to navigate. The Australian Government has indicated it will launch a substantial mental health reform package before the end of 2015. Mental Health Australia has urged the Government to take a bold approach to reform.

  • Media Releases

    Mental Health Australia is running a campaign to mark World Mental Health Day on 10 October 2015, and highlight the role we all play in our own good mental health and wellbeing. This important event on the mental health calendar coincides with National Mental Health Week and the ABC’s Mental As campaign. This year, Mental Health Australia has partnered with a number of organisations to spread the word and help break down stigma and encourage help-seeking behaviour.

  • Newsletters / Bulletins

    Read about our Distributed Advocacy Day, plans for World Mental Health Day, a Menslink breakfast and EAGALA

  • Newsletters / Bulletins

    This week the Mental Health Australia Board came to Canberra, there was a Carer Gateway Advisory Group meeting and the National Rural Health Alliance annual dinner

  • Newsletters / Bulletins

    It’s World Suicide Prevention Day, read about the activities being held to mark this important day. Also, you can download our submission to the Department of Health on priorities for mental health reform as well as the outcomes of this week’s NMHCCF meeting

  • Media Releases

    This World Suicide Prevention Day, Mental Health Australia is calling on governments across the country to focus on preventing suicide as an integral part of a national mental health reform agenda. “More people die by suicide than on our roads. Despite this, suicide prevention does not attract anywhere near the same level of public attention or funding,” Mental Health Australia CEO Frank Quinlan said. “Suicide can be prevented, it just takes leadership and careful investment to make a meaningful change.”

  • General

    As part of our joint ‘Countdown to Reform’ campaign, we are now calling on you to meet with your local federal politicians. This ‘Distributed Advocacy Day’ is the next key part of our campaign. The aim of this activity is to engage with federal Members and Senators in their own electorates over the coming weeks, to highlight the local and national issues we face in relation to mental health reform, transition and sustainability.

  • Newsletters / Bulletins

    This week we are planning a Distributed Advocacy Day, welcoming a new Board Member and attending a range of forums and events

  • General

    Perspectives Newsletter - September 2015.

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