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Submission

Mental Health Australia has released its Blueprint for Action on Mental Health. The product of extensive sector engagement, the Blueprint is Mental Health Australia’s fourth and final submission to the National Mental Health Commission’s Review of Mental Health Services and Programmes.

Media Releases

The Mental Health Council of Australia ( MHCA ) has today called for a decade of systemic reform of Australia’s mental health system, as it released its third submission to the National Mental Health Commission’s Review of Mental Health Services and Programs. “For too long Australia has had a substandard mental health ‘system’. Services and systems are poorly integrated, overseen by different parts of government, based on widely differing organising principles, and not working towards a common goal for improved outcomes,” MHCA CEO Frank Quinlan said.

Submission

This is the third submission from the Mental Health Council of Australia ( MHCA ) to the National Mental Health Commission ( NMHC ) to inform the NMHC ’s current review of mental health programmes. It articulates the MHCA ’s priorities for the mental health system going forward. The contents are informed by detailed consultations with consumers and carers and other mental health stakeholders and proposes priorities and actions to drive long term policy and systemic reforms

Submission

This submission by the MHCA recommends that the Commission of Audit defer any specific action in relation to mental health (beyond possibly lending its support to the need for substantial review) to the more detailed process that will be conducted by the National Mental Health Commission.

Media Releases

The Mental Health Council of Australia ( MHCA ) is calling on governments across Australia to commit to real and meaningful reform of mental health programs and services, following today’s release of the 2nd annual independent report by the National Mental Health Commission.

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In May 2013, the Mental Health Council of Australia and the National Mental Health Commission co-hosted two workshops on targets and indicators for mental health reform. At the first workshop mental health consumer and carer representatives discussed their priorities for targets and indicators.

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