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 - September 2015. Most people now know that mental health problems are common and disabling. It is no different in the workplace, where the annual costs to the economy are often cited in be in the billions. Unfortunately, there may not be many people in a workplace who would know how to offer help to a co-worker who is developing depression, troublesome anxiety or a substance use disorder. Fortunately there are more programs becoming available to train employees in how to offer help a co-worker.

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    Perspectives Newsletter - September 2015. When a mental health crisis occurs, often the first people on the scene are the police. However, in reality, the need for trained mental health professionals as first responders is also key. In this article, Kym Ryan, CEO of the Australian College of Mental Health Nurses discusses a new plan by NSW Police to ensure mental health nurses are part of any first response to reported mental health related crises.

  • Newsletters / Bulletins

    Welcome to the latest 2015 edition of Perspectives, an online magazine where we present ideas, essays, and articles about what is happening in the mental health space.

  • Newsletters / Bulletins

    We are counting down to real reform in mental health, join us! In this update you can also read about this week’s TheMHS Conference and the development of the Australian Mental Health Care Classification

  • Newsletters / Bulletins

    In this week’s update read about the NDIA Mental Health Sector Reference Group, Disability Employment Conference, NDIA CEO’s Forum and the Primary Healthcare Advisory Group meetings

  • Newsletters / Bulletins

    We are currently finalising our response to the Expert Reference Group so we can have input to the Government’s response to the NMHC Review, read all about it in this week’s update

  • Newsletters / Bulletins

    This week was dominated by our Extraordinary Policy Forum and Stakeholder workshop - read about this important event and its outcomes here

  • Media Releases

    Media release (embargo) - Ahead of the COAG Leaders Retreat, the mental health sector has written to the Prime Minister and First Ministers calling for urgent action on reforms COAG agreed to in 2012. “In 2012 COAG agreed to adopt clear targets and indicators for improving mental health and to develop a fully funded national agreement on mental health reform, and yet we are still waiting for action,” said Mental Health Australia CEO Frank Quinlan.

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    Ahead of the COAG Leaders Retreat, the mental health sector has written to the Prime Minister and First Ministers calling for urgent action on reforms COAG agreed to in 2012. This includes the adoption of clear targets and indicators for improving mental health outcomes as well as a fully developed and funded national agreement on mental health reform.

  • Media Releases

    Mental Health Australia today welcomed the first meeting of the Expert Reference Group (ERG) advising the Commonwealth Government on its response to the National Mental Health Commission’s recent Review of Mental Health Programmes and Services. “Today’s ERG meeting is another important step towards the reform that is so urgently required. There have been many reviews; now we need action,” Mental Health Australia CEO Frank Quinlan said.

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