Investing to Save - KPMG and Mental Health Australia report - May 2018

At Mental Health Australia our vision is for mentally healthy people, and mentally healthy communities. Investing to Save presents a major contribution towards that vision. It shows how we can, with the right targeted investments, improve the mental health of our community, and in turn the mental wealth of the nation.

There have been many reviews, inquires and other various investigations into Australia’s mental health system. But this is a report unlike any other.

Investing to Save: The economic benefits for Australia of investment in mental health reform, tackles a set of complex issues from a new perspective, and a new pragmatic approach to the scale of the task of reforming our mental health system.

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    The Consumer and Carer (C&C) team provide secretariat support to members of the National Register of Mental Health Consumer and Carer Representatives (National Register) and the National Mental Health Consumer and Carer Forum (NMHCCF). The C&C team also perform all functions consumer and carer related, such as organising consumer and carer consultations, submissions, workshops, and a national selection process to assist organisations seeking lived experience representation.

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    The current transition period is unique in the life of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). Never again will such large numbers of people be required to move into the Scheme in such a short period of time. Difficulties were expected, given the numbers of people involved and the complexity of the task at hand. However, people with severe mental illness have been seriously impacted by these implementation issues. This is unacceptable and cannot be allowed to continue.

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    Mental Health Australia CEO Frank Quinlan is currently on leave and has invited colleagues to provide a guest blog each week. These blogs are the views of each guest blogger and not the opinions of Mental Health Australia. This week’s guest blog comes from Janet Milford, the ACT carer representative on the National Mental Health Consumer and Carer Forum.

  • Submission

    This submission was made to the Senate Community Affairs Legislation Committee inquiry into the National Disability Insurance Scheme Amendment (Quality and Safeguards Commission and Other Measures) Bill 2017 (the Bill).

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    Mental Health Australia CEO Frank Quinlan is currently on leave and has invited colleagues to provide a guest blog each week. This week’s guest blog comes from Josh Fear, our Acting Deputy CEO at Mental Health Australia.

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    Mental Health Australia CEO Frank Quinlan is currently on leave and has invited colleagues to provide a guest blog each week. These blogs are the views of each guest blogger and not the opinions of Mental Health Australia. This week’s guest blog comes from Barry Sandison, Director (CEO), Australian Institute of Health and Welfare.’.

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    In the absence of our CEO Frank Quinlan while he takes leave, we bring you our first guest blog ‘World Health Organization QualityRights initiative to transform services and promote rights’.

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    As I have flagged previously, I will be taking a break over the next six weeks.

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    Today we are submitting our final submission to the Productivity Commission Inquiry into NDIS Costs. If you have been reading these updates regularly you will know that this has become something of an obsession for us, as arrangements of the psychosocial compenent of the NDIS have been so complex and fast moving, and the interface with the rest of the mental health system has been so poorly examined.

  • Submission

    Mental Health Australia has lodged a comprehensive response to the Productivity Commission’s Position Paper on its NDIS Costs study.

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