Speeches / Transcripts
2 June 2016
On 2 June 2016, Mental Health Australia Chair and Business Council of Australia CEO Jennifer Westacott spoke to the NSW State Parliament and members of the Schizophrenia Fellowship about mental health reform, community and innovation
Speeches / Transcripts
23 October 2015
UK mental health expert Professor Slade Mike Slade gave a fantastic speech at the Grace Groom Memorial Oration 2015. He discussed a range of issues including...
28 October 2014
Perspectives Newsletter - October 2014. The creation and continuing development of the concepts of recovery and wellbeing reinforce consumers’ self-care, self-management and self-determination as the foremost conditions to establish or re-establish a meaningful life. In this article, Consumer Advisor Lei Ning discusses how resilience and mindfulness are the essential ingredients for achieving wellbeing.
25 June 2014
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
1 August 2012
The MHCA applauds the Safety and Quality Partnership Subcommittee’s recognition of the role of recovery as critical to better mental health services and encourages an organisational learning approach and the establishment of a national strategy.
1 June 2012
In this submission the MHCA congratulates the Mental Health Standing Committee for its recognition of the role of recovery as critical to the implementation of better mental health services, and makes a series of suggestions context of our desire to drive lasting change in the delivery of recovery based services to mental health consumers and carers. These suggestions centre around ensuring a focus on people with lived experience and maximising the impact of the Framework through a range of educational and sector development mechanisms.
1 March 2010
The MHCA and the National Mental Health Consumer & Carer Forum applaud the Mental Health Standing Committee for its recognition of the role of recovery as critical to the implementation of better mental health services. However, both organisations are disappointed that while the principles provide a general overview of recovery it is clear that neither the principles nor the suggested standard reflect broad consultation with consumers and carers about what recovery might mean in the context of delivery of mental health services in Australia.