7 July 2016
Mental Health Australia and Community Mental Health wrote to the COAG Disability Reform Council urging them to include mental health specific terms of reference in the 2017 Productivity Commission review of the NDIS.
22 May 2016
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...
22 May 2016
“Today we are asking party leaders to support mental health. There are important reforms underway and these cannot be forgotten during the current electoral cycle,” said Mental Health Australia CEO Frank Quinlan.
3 May 2016
Tonight’s Budget includes a number of welcome new initiatives for mental health, but leaves ongoing uncertainty about how current reforms will be coordinated...
27 April 2016
Mental Health Australia made two submissions on the draft Commissioning Framework for Information, Linkages and Capacity Building. The first submission...
13 April 2016
Mental Health Australia’s submission to the National Disability Insurance Agency on their Personal Care and Community Participation 2016/17 Price Review.
17 March 2016
On the ten year anniversary of closing the gap, Mental Health Australia is calling for a sustained national effort to address poor Indigenous mental health and wellbeing.
25 February 2016
Perspectives Newsletter - February 2016. The move to digital television wasn’t as simple as just turning on the new signal and expecting everyone to be able to watch television – this modern reform required a dedicated process of change management by government, business and the community. The same can be said for mental health - change management must be as prioritized as much as the reforms themselves writes Mental Health Australia CEO Frank Quinlan.
25 November 2015
Mental Health Australia has today welcomed the Australian Government’s Response to the Review of Mental Health Programmes and Services. “Reform starts today,”...
9 October 2015
One in five Australians will experience a mental illness in the next 12 months, almost 50% of us in our lifetimes. Saturday 10 October is World Mental Health Day. On this day Australians are asked to make a personal mental health promise to themselves at https://1010.org.au/ and share it on social media. “Mental illness impacts so many in our community. But if we can recognise the signs and do something about it early, we can significantly reduce the impact it can have on our lives. Unfortunately, our research shows less than one in five Australians regularly seeks help when they are stressed or down. This suggests people could be neglecting their mental health for too long,” Mental Health Australia CEO Frank Quinlan said today. Australia currently has a mental health system that is fragmented and difficult to navigate. The Australian Government has indicated it will launch a substantial mental health reform package before the end of 2015. Mental Health Australia has urged the Government to take a bold approach to reform.