mental illness

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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.

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Mental Health Australia made two submissions on the draft Commissioning Framework for Information, Linkages and Capacity Building. The first submission...

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Mental Health Australia’s submission to the National Disability Insurance Agency on their Personal Care and Community Participation 2016/17 Price Review.

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Mental Health Australia’s submission to the Review of the Pharmaceutical Benefits Advisory Committee’s guidelines.

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This brief for members of Mental Health Australia highlights the key points of a consultation paper recently released by DSS on the proposed NDIS Quality and Safeguarding Framework. Further information is available at https://engage.dss.gov.au/ndis-qsf/ . Submissions can be made online by 5pm on 30 April 2015.

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Mental Health Australia raises significant concerns about the NDIS ‘Information, Linkages and Co-ordination’ (Tier 2). Significant more information is required before stakeholders can form a proper view.

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Perspectives Newsletter - August 2014. When a mental health issue first touches our lives we can often feel incredibly alone. Jack Heath, CEO of SANE Australia explains how the SANE Forums is bringing people together to share their own experiences of mental Illness to build resilience, offer advice, and create a community to show that they are not alone.

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Perspectives Newsletter - August 2014. When Kiss front man Gene Simmons said depressed people and those contemplating suicide should go ahead and kill themselves he sparked a social media storm and was rightly, and universally condemned. Mental Health Australia’s CEO looks at the issues surrounding celebrities and how their statements can influence stigma.

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This submission highlights the MHCA concern about the availability and quality of mental health support for older people particularly in aged care and acute settings. The MHCA believes that all governments should better protect the rights of older people and those with dementia by providing better access to appropriate mental health service support in the primary health, acute and aged care settings.

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The MHCA is committed to the development of program funding for people with a disability and considers the Regulation Impact Statement a key document in the development of the National Disability Insurance Scheme. However, this needs to be made accessible to a wide audience for consideration and needs to consider disability services for people with psychosocial disability related to mental illness.

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