mental health

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Mental Health Australia CEO Mr Frank Quinlan has today congratulated the mental health advocates who received Queen’s Birthday honours yesterday. From...

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Mental Health Australia has welcomed measures and announcements within the 2018-19 Federal Budget which will see new investments of $338 million for the mental...

Optimising Support for Psychosocial Disability project: Governance

The Governance arrangements provide a mix of project management and expert input.

David McGrath Consulting was subcontracted to design the project methodology and to undertake the data collection, aggregation and analysis, and to present the material for expert analysis and opinion. David was heavily involved in the development of the National Mental Health Service Planning Framework. He has extensive experience within and outside government mapping, planning and developing service systems. 

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Mental Health Australia, the Federation of Ethnic Communities’ Councils of Australia ( FECCA ) and the National Ethnic Disability Alliance ( NEDA ) have formed...

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Mental Health Australia Chair Jennifer Westacott and Executive Director, Policy, Programs & Evaluation at KPMG , Gary Belfield will tonight launch a ground...

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Next week we take a day to remember those members of the defence force who have served our nation, in war and peace, including those who gave their lives in various theatres of conflict across the globe.

Optimising Support for Psychosocial Disability

Project overview

The Optimising Psychosocial Support Project brings together, for the first time, the service level data from community based mental health programs to present a picture of how people with psychosocial disability were supported in ‘pre-NDIS’ programs. The project provides a rich and valuable evidence base to augment and support the NDIA’s work to deliver the most appropriate support to NDIS participants with psychosocial disability.


In August 2017, Mental Health Australia provided an update to the Parliamentary Joint Standing Committee on the National Disability Insurance Scheme ( NDIS ) transitional arrangements for the NDIS .


The Mental Health Australia 2018-19 pre-Budget Submission takes account of the Fifth National Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Plan and provides other key priorities that offer strong economic and social returns on investment.


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