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Perspectives Newsletter - September 2015. Mental Health Australia has recently launched a new non-voting individual membership category, allowing everyone the opportunity to support the mental health sector in Australia. For a small fee, anyone can become a ‘Friend of Mental Health Australia’.

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Perspectives Newsletter - September 2015. Mental Health Australia CEO Frank Quinlan recently joined a delegation of leaders from the mental health sector to attend the Garma Festival in the Northern Territory. In this article Frank shares his experiences and photos from this important Indigenous cultural event.

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Perspectives Newsletter - September 2015. Mental health reform in Australia is currently impacted by many government processes. Much of the work currently conducted is being done with an eye on the future state of our mental health system. However, consideration needs to be given to the arrangements needed to ensure services continue while the new system is being created. Mental Health Australia CEO Frank Quinlan looks at the need for transition planning.

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Welcome to the latest 2015 edition of Perspectives, an online magazine where we present ideas, essays, and articles about what is happening in the mental health space.

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We are counting down to real reform in mental health, join us! In this update you can also read about this week’s TheMHS Conference and the development of the Australian Mental Health Care Classification

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In this week’s update read about the NDIA Mental Health Sector Reference Group, Disability Employment Conference, NDIA CEO’s Forum and the Primary Healthcare Advisory Group meetings

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We are currently finalising our response to the Expert Reference Group so we can have input to the Government’s response to the NMHC Review, read all about it in this week’s update

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This week was dominated by our Extraordinary Policy Forum and Stakeholder workshop - read about this important event and its outcomes here

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Perspectives Newsletter - May/June 2015. It’s been a busy month in the political space in relation to mental health. Over the last month we’ve had the release of the National Mental Health Commission’s Review into Programmes and Services, as well as the 2015 Federal Budget. While the Budget had very little to say about mental health, the release of the Review spells out the issues and also possible solutions for change, and provides a clear pathway to reform.

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Perspectives Newsletter - May/June 2015. For the past twenty years Transcultural Mental Health Services (TMHS) have been at the forefront in frontline mental health services addressing the significant disparities in access and quality of care received by people from culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) backgrounds in Australia. This article explores the challenges around responsibility of care regarding state-wide roles and functions in an ever changing health policy context.

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