In late November 2014 Mental Health Australia conducted a survey of non-government organisations in the mental health sector about the impact of uncertainties over funding from the Australian Government. A summary of the survey findings is provided below. The survey results demonstrate the very real impact that funding uncertainty is currently having on organisations and underscores the urgent need for government to clarify funding arrangements as soon as possible.

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A national survey of not-for-profit mental health agencies has found funding uncertainty is having an alarming impact on services. “The results of this survey are worse than we anticipated. Indeed, 73% of respondents said they would be forced to reduce local options for consumers. That’s deeply concerning,” Mental Health Australia CEO Frank Quinlan said today.

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Have you taken our survey on how the lack of clarity of funding is impacting your organisation? If not, do it today. Also in this week’s update, read our Blueprint for Action on Mental Health, find out what happened at the Carers Australia Conference and the future of our NDIS Capacity Building Project.

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In this week’s update read about the H20 Summit, Federation Whitepaper process, our new survey on continuity of funding and more.


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