In January 2018, the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) engaged Mental Health Australia to conduct consultations to inform the design of a tailored...

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Mental Health Australia has welcomed the news that state and territory governments will match the Commonwealth’s $80 million dollar commitment to fund services...


Draft policy paper on continued access to community support for people ineligible for the NDIS – consultation draft for comment


The final report outlining recommendations arising from a joint project between Mental Health Australia and the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) to identify optimal packages of support for NDIS participants with psychosocial disability.

Newsletters / Bulletins

Today we are pleased to release a new report into the NDIS' approach to psychosocial disability. The report details the outcomes of a series of consultation workshops conducted by Mental Health Australia ;to inform the design of a tailored NDIS pathway...


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.

Our Projects

Mental Health Australia is currently undertaking a number of projects to improve mental health services for all Australians. 

Health professionals, psychosocial disability and the NDIS

This project aims to identify how health professionals can be supported to assist consumers with psychosocial disability to access the NDIS…


In May 2018, Mental Health Australia made a short submission to the Senate Community Affairs References Committee inquiry into rural and remote mental health services.

Optimising Support for Psychosocial Disability project: Governance

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

David McGrath Consulting has been 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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