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Mental Health Australia has today published the responses of the major political parties to its call for long-term commitments to mental health reform.

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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

General

During this Federal election campaign, Mental Health Australia is asking party leaders to make mental health a priority. Read more about our campaign below.

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Today the Human Rights Division of the Victoria Civil and Administrative Tribunal delivered its findings regarding the case of Ella Ingram vs QBE Insurance. The Tribunal found in favour of Ms Ingram, awarding her financial compensation.

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Ella Ingram – the 21-year-old student who refused to accept insurance giant QBE’s decision to deny her travel insurance claim – has won a landmark victory against discrimination in the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal.

Mental Health in Multicultural Australia Project

The Mental Health in Multicultural Australia (MHiMA) project is funded by the Australian Government, Department of Health, to provide a national focus for advice and support to providers and governments on mental health and suicide prevention for people from culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) backgrounds. This involves representation and support for CALD communities’ interests in the mental health sector and raising awareness of mental illness and suicide prevention in CALD communities.

Speeches / Transcripts

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...

Media Releases

Mental Health Australia and MI Fellowship are proud to announce that UK mental health expert Professor Mike Slade will be the key note speaker at this year’s annual Grace Groom Memorial Oration. Specialising in recovery and user oriented service delivery, Professor Slade has collaborated in research and programs in Australia, the UK, Germany, Italy and the United States. His thorough knowledge of consumer based mental health care is renowned worldwide.

News

In the lead up to the Federal Budget and a Federal Election in 2013, and following COAG’s recent decision to establish indicators to monitor the progress of...

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The inaugural meeting of the Australian Council of Non-Government Organisations (CONGO) saw members of the sector discussing issues and challenges experienced by those designing and delivering mental health policy and services. “The inaugural meeting of CONGO is the first gathering of a collaboration that we hope will soon become recognised by governments around the country as a highly influential and vocal advocacy group for the mental health sector”, said Frank Quinlan, CEO of the Mental Health Council of Australia.

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