Consumers and Carers

Consumer and carer participation in all levels of decision-making is fundamental for the improvement of mental health services and crucial to improving the lives of people with a mental illness.

The continued participation and engagement of consumers and carers in the development, implementation, delivery and evaluation of services is essential for mental health reform.

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  • General

    The following is the letter sent to party leaders by Mental Health Australia in support of our Election 2016 Campaign . I write on behalf of the Board to...

  • General

    During this Federal election campaign, Mental Health Australia is asking party leaders to make mental health a priority. Read more about our campaign below.

  • Media Releases

    Tonight’s Budget includes a number of welcome new initiatives for mental health, but leaves ongoing uncertainty about how current reforms will be coordinated...

  • General

    Read our summary of the mental health-related measures in the 2016-17 Federal Budget

  • Submission

    Mental Health Australia’s submission to the Review of the Pharmaceutical Benefits Advisory Committee’s guidelines.

  • Newsletters / Bulletins

    In this update, Mental Health Australia announces that Richmond Wellbeing has been engaged to develop and deliver NDIS peer education and train the trainer workshops nationally as a part of Mental Health Australia’s NDIS Sector Development Fund Capacity Building Project. You can also read about: • a review of NDIS pricing for personal care and community participation • an open consultation on NDIS Specialist Disability Accommodation • NDIS and mental health as discussed at Mental Health Australia’s Member’s Policy Forum • NDIS Local Area Coordination partners in Victoria • the roll out of the NDIS in Queensland, South Australia and Tasmania • the latest transcript from the Parliamentary Joint Standing Committee on the NDIS • a NDIS NSW Market Position Statement • a NSW Mental Health Commission video on NDIS and mental health • a recent NDIS Remote Disability Services Provider Forum • the latest NDIS e-Newsletter.

  • Media Releases

    In any given year, almost two and a half million people care for a person with mental illness in Australia. Too often, when dealing with organisations...

  • Publication

    “Recovery-oriented practice and service delivery recognises the unique role of personal and family relationships in promoting wellbeing, providing care, and...

  • Newsletters / Bulletins

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

  • General

    Ostara Australia is a national not-for-profit that provides specialist recruitment services to employers and finds sustainable employment for job seekers disadvantaged by mental illness or other disabilities. This article looks at how Ostara has worked with young restaurateur Ami Tran in Sunbury, Victoria, creating opportunities for workers with mental illness.

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