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Mental Health Australia CEO Dr Leanne Beagley says the future of our mental health system, and the many community based, and life-linked, causes of mental ill-...

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Mental Health Australia has tonight welcomed the 2022 Federal Budget, recognising extended investment in the sector at a time when Australians’ mental health...

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In an effort to focus shared action towards zero suicide deaths, the Chair of Mental Health Australia ( MHA ), the nation’s peak body for the mental health...

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A joint statement from Mental Health Australia and Suicide Prevention Australia. Suicide is complicated human behaviour with many diverse risk factors...

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At the beginning of the week, under the fig trees in Mullumbimby, I had the privilege of watching a diverse and talented group of individuals share their stories – their unique experiences of mental illness – on stage in front of a live audience at the Renew Fest This is My Brave show.

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This week I was pleased to accept an invitation to speak at the Hobson’s Bay Mental Health Professionals Network in Melbourne. After a week of sometimes turgid budget meetings and analysis, it is always re-invigorating to touch base with the people doing the real work, on the ground.

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The Mental Health Council of Australia today welcomed the announcement of the first national whole-of-government suicide prevention strategy for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

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In this Issue: The Road Ahead?; Mental Health in Immigration Detention Centres; Report Highlights Level of Stigma from Health Professionals; Why Don’t We Talk about Suicide?; A Foray into Social Media: Bumpy Beginnings; Centrelink, Human Services and DEEWR – an Update on Employment Participation and Mental Health; MHCA News and Updates; Our Consumer Place

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The Mental Health Council of Australia ( MHCA ) has welcomed ALP mental health commitments announced by Prime Minister Gillard and Health Minister Roxon. “The measures outlined by the Prime Minister today are real steps forward, particularly in relation to increased accountability for mental health services through a national mental health report card, and increased investment in anti-suicide measures”, said David Crosbie, CEO of the Mental Health Council.

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In this issue: COAG – the Wrong Vehicle for Mental Health Reform?; National Compact Champions; Centrelink Disability Action Plan; Suicide and the Police – with a happy ending…; A Sense of Community – Mental Health Carers; What is Mental Health Promotion?; New Database for the MHCA ; MHCA Chair’s Report Disability Employment Services – Job in Jeopardy Assistance; Mental Health Input to PBAC Decisions; Consumers Health Forum of Australia Consultation on Community Pharmacy and Members Policy Forum; List of Recent Submission from the MHCA and the NMHCCF

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