31 August 2018
In August 2018, Mental Health Australia provided a submission to the Productivity Commission’s review of the National Disability Agreement (NDA) arguing that an NDA is required to ensure all governments commit to, and are held accountable to the Australian people for, addressing the support needs of people with psychosocial disability.
15 January 2016
As part of the NDIS Capacity Building Project, Mental Health Australia has compiled a range of information regarding the NDIS, which mental health consumers, carers, service providers and policy officers may find useful. You can find what you’re looking for by the categories below .
23 October 2015
In 2015, the Australian Government engaged Ernst and Young to conduct an independent review of the National Disability Insurance Scheme legislation. Mental Health Australia provided a submission to the review on 15 October 2015. The submission covers access criteria, nominee provisions and governance arrangements.
2 June 2015
Perspectives Newsletter - May/June 2015.The development of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is overwhelmingly a positive direction for healthcare in Australia. It has great potential to improve the lives of people with psychosocial disability associated with mental illness. However, if we are to meet the needs of these people it is absolutely crucial that we take action now to get the broad architecture of the scheme right.
Newsletters / Bulletins
26 March 2015
In this update, read about consultation on the NDIS Quality and Safeguarding Framework, Mental Health Australia’s submission to DSS on the NDIS Information, Linkages and Capacity Building Framework and a recent publication by Hunter Partners in Recovery.
Newsletters / Bulletins
23 February 2015
In this update, read about the first meeting of the NDIA Mental Health Sector Reference Group, the scope of a new project to design individual supports for people with psychosocial disability and two important and urgent consultation opportunities on the NDIS Tier 2 Framework and the NDIS Quality and Safeguarding Framework.
16 February 2015
Australians living with mental illness, and those who care for them, are resting easier today knowing the community based mental health services they rely on have been provided greater funding certainty. This certainty comes following the announcement by the Assistant Minister for Social Services, the Hon Mitch Fifield, regarding mental health programs supported by the Department of Social Security. “With the welcome, but complex reforms associated with the National Disability Insurance Scheme, and as we await the National Mental Health Commission’s Review of Mental Health Services and Programmes, any certainty that can be provided to people who participate in these programs is a very positive development,” Mental Health Australia CEO Frank Quinlan said today.
16 December 2014
Perspectives Newsletter - December 2014. David Meldrum from the Mental Illness Fellowship of Australia discusses the NDIS roll-out and how experience, hope and optimism, may have led us astray, with people affected by serious mental illness and their families the potential losers.
17 November 2014
NDIS and mental health: the story so far (presentations and videos)