DSP

Submission

The Mental Health Australia Submission on the Draft Fifth National Mental Health Plan

Submission

Mental Health Australia releases its submission to the Senate Economics Legislation Committee’s inquiry into the Budget Savings (Omnibus) Bill, focusing on government proposals to remove DSP from certain people in psychiatric detention.

Newsletters / Bulletins

In this week’s update you can read about progress with the NDIS Capacity Building Project and the recent National Employment Services Conference. The National Welfare Rights Network is calling for people who may be affected by proposed changes to the DSP to share their stories and the MHCA is calling for contributions to the next edition of our bi-monthly magazine, Perspectives.

Newsletters / Bulletins

In this week’s update read our response to the recent media coverage of people on the Disability Support Pension. Also discussed is our recent Board meeting, Minister Dutton’s speech to the National Press Club, an update on the NDIS project and consumer and carer projects at the MHCA.>/p>

Newsletters / Bulletins

There are a lot of misconceptions about people who access the Disability Support Pension and in this week’s update we provide the real facts. You can also read about the NMHCCF and National Register Annual Issues Workshop, changes to DSS Grants and our welcome to three new member organisations.

Media Releases

The Mental Health Council of Australia (MHCA) has today released a Key Issues Brief containing key facts about people on the Disability Support Pension (DSP) to address a range of misconceptions in relation to mental illness. “Contrary to some recent commentary, DSP recipients with mental illness are most likely to be people who want to work, but due to stigma and discrimination, and a range of significant and debilitating conditions, can’t.”MHCA CEO Frank Quinlan said.

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.

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