Perspectives Newsletter - September 2015. A new National Mental Health Plan and reform of the system that goes with it, can only occur if everyone plays a substantial part in the process. Reform must be designed in tandem with the mental health sector and must be led by First Ministers. In this article, Mental Health Australia CEO Frank Quinlan outlines the issues facing governments and the sector in regards to responding to the National Mental Health Commissions Review, and implementing the NDIS.

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On Wednesday, 26 August, Mental Health Australia gave evidence to the Senate Select Committee on Health about the National Mental Health Commission’s National Review of Mental Health Programmes and Services. A copy of the Opening Statement by the CEO, Frank Quinlan, is available here.


Mental Health Australia works to ensure the non-government mental health sector has a voice in reforming the important services and programs provided for people living with a mental illness and those who care for them. Through this, we can ensure a better future for these many Australians.

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