Fact Sheets

Fact sheet term body

Refine

  • General

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

  • Fact Sheets

    Mental Health Australia and Carers Australia have developed a Guide for Mental Health Carers on the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) and a Mental Health Carer Checklist to prepare for NDIS assessment and planning meetings.

  • Fact Sheets

    The Government’s commitments in mental health were made clear a few weeks ago when they released the National Mental Health Commission’s Review of Programs and Services – indicating that they would establish an Expert Reference Group and enter into negotiations with the states and territories to develop the 5th National Mental Health Plan. While there are a couple of mental health-specific measures, along with some important initiatives to support youth employment there are few details about the long-term reform task confronting our sector. The National Mental Health Commission’s Review has no doubt impressed upon the Government the scale of the challenge – perhaps explaining why news of its substantive response to the Review’s recommendations must await another day. Budget 2015 has come and gone, but the need for reform remains pressing. Read Mental Health Australia’s 2015 Federal Budget Summary here.

  • General

    The Independent Hospital Pricing Authority (IHPA) has commenced the development of a new classification system for mental health services - Australian Mental Health Care Classification (AMHCC). Mental Health Australia is assisting IHPA to engage the community mental health sector in the development of the classification.

  • Fact Sheets

    This fact sheet provides straightforward advice for service providers on how to help people to engage with the Royal Commission and tell their story, along with information on the importance of ensuring they are informed about complex trauma and its impacts.

  • Fact Sheets

    The MHCA has today released a key issues brief that provides some key statistics about the Disability Support Pension and outlines some of the challenges that people with lived experience of mental illness face both in trying to access income support payments and meeting the costs of living. This is followed by a summary of the key measures in the 2014/15 budget and their likely impact on people with lived experience of mental illness.

  • General

    The MHCA has been working with the National Mental Health Consumer and Carer Forum (NMHCCF) to develop some information for mental health consumers and carers about the NDIS. Because the NDIS is so new and still in a trial phase, there are still a lot of issues that have not been worked out and we are not sure what they will mean for mental health consumers and carers. Therefore we have published this information in draft form so that we can get your feedback on the sorts of things you would like to see in a fact sheet about the NDIS.

  • Publication

    Released in August 2013, this information sheet outlines why the MHCA and beyondblue are concerned about the ways in which insurers may be discriminating against people with experience of mental illness. It details some of the changes that the MHCA and beyondblue are calling for to improve insurance outcomes and experiences for people with mental illness, and encourages consumers to come forward with their stories about insurance and mental illness.

  • Publication

    Mental Health Treatment Options. The MHCA/Pharma Collaboration has funded the development of checklists to assist consumers remember key points they may wish to discuss. Questions you may wish to discuss with your mental health practitioner. When talking to your mental health practitioner, there are questions that you could consider asking. You may not want to ask all of these questions. Tick those that you would like to ask.

  • Publication

    Mental Health Treatment Options. The MHCA/Pharma Collaboration has funded the development of checklists to assist carers remember key points they may wish to discuss. Questions you may wish to discuss with your mental health practitioner. When talking to your mental health practitioner, there are questions that you could consider asking. You may not want to ask all of these questions. Tick those that you would like to ask.

Pages

Subscribe to RSS - Fact Sheets