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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.

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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.

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This workshop was organised by Mental Health Australia in partnership with Psychiatric disability Services of Victoria ( VICSERV ) to support organisations in Victoria to prepare for transitioning to the NDIS . It is one of one of a series of organisational readiness workshops which are being held in each state and territory by Mental Health Australia in collaboration with state and territory mental health peaks. Funding was provided by the National Disability Insurance Agency. The following presentations are available for viewing.

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This week has been a busy one with a Parliamentary Breakfast, a CEO Forum convened by the NDIA , a Board meeting, a meeting with the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet and the National Complex Needs Alliance. Read all about it here.

Newsletters / Bulletins

In this week’s update read about the Integrating Mental Health into the NDIS Conference, the 2nd World Congress on Integrated Care, a meeting of the National Coalition for Suicide Prevention and the new Victorian Mental Health Complaints Commissioner.

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Mental Health Australia has today called for governments to ensure the introduction of the National Disability Insurance Scheme ( NDIS ) does not reduce services for people with mental illness. “While it’s true that some people have received good support under the Scheme, we are consistently hearing feedback from the trial sites that people with a disability relating to mental illness are too often being left confused and disheartened,” Mental Health Australia CEO Frank Quinlan said.

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NDIS and mental health: the story so far (presentations and videos)

Newsletters / Bulletins

In this week’s update read about the H20 Summit, Federation Whitepaper process, our new survey on continuity of funding and more.

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More than a year into the National Disability Insurance Scheme ( NDIS ) trial, this opening statement conveys the views of Mental Health Australia in relation to the implementation of the NDIS .

Newsletters / Bulletins

In this week’s update we discuss National Mental Health Week, the Australian Healthcare Summit, a Senate Inquiry into Income Inequality, the DiG Festival and an upcoming NDIS Conference.

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