world mental health day

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More than one in five Australians have experienced discrimination in the workplace due to mental illness, according to new research by the Mental Health Council of Australia ( MHCA ). The research has been conducted as part of this year’s World Mental Health Day campaign. “When 22% of people surveyed tell us that they have witnessed discrimination in the workplace, relating to mental illness, it shows that we have a serious problem with stigma in this country,” MHCA CEO Frank Quinlan said today.

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One- in- five people will experience mental illness this year. It’s an astounding statistic but one that for too long has not made headlines. Mental illness is more common than you think and it touches people of all ages and from all walks of life. However it’s a subject that is too often hidden or stigmatised due to shame or embarrassment. As a result, many thousands of people are left feeling isolated and alone. This is what the Mental Health Council of Australia will address in its national campaign for World Mental Health Day 2012.

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The Hon. Mark Butler MP , Minister for Mental Health joined fellow parliamentarians and mental health sector advocates and stakeholders at a breakfast to officially launch World Mental Health Day on 10 October 2012. One-in-five people will experience mental illness this year. It’s an astounding statistic but one that for too long has not made headlines. “We want people to know that whoever they are and wherever they live, they’re not alone”, says Frank Quinlan, CEO of the Mental Health Council of Australia.

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In this Issue: World Mental Health Day; World Mental Health Day Promotions; Media Coverage; Mark Butler & World Mental Health Day; Mental Health Council of Australia; World Mental Health Day; Senator Penny Wright – World Mental Health Day can Increase Awareness and Resilience; Senator Concetta Fierravanti-Wells – World Mental Health Day; Mary Woolridge – Minister Woolridge Launches Mental Health Week; Anna Bligh – Premier Urges Queenslanders to Change their Minds About Mental Illness; Isobel Redman – Let’s Talk about Mental Health; Alcohol and Other Drugs Council of Australia – World Mental Health Day; AGPN – Mental Health Investment in Primary Health Care Reaps Benefits; Kon Vatskalis – Action Urged on Key Issue; Official Launch – World Mental Health Day Forum, 7 October 2011; New MHCA Logo; Privacy, Confidentiality and Information Sharing – Consumers, Carers and Clinicians

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10 October 2011 was World Mental Health Day. This day is a time to recognise and acknowledge the advancements and progress we have made in ensuring all Australians have access to a quality mental health system.

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10 October 2011 was World Mental Health Day. World Mental Health Day is a time to recognise and acknowledge the advancements and progress we have made in ensuring all Australians have access to a quality mental health system.

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10 October is World Mental Health Day. This year, unlike previous years, has seen the emergence of a new consensus from the Federal Parliament in its support for mental health reform across Australia. For the very first time, Australia now has a Commonwealth Minister for Mental Health , a Shadow Minister for Mental Health and a Greens spokesperson. “World Mental Health Day is a time to focus on what we have achieved and hope to achieve in mental health. This year, 2010, may well go down as a key turning point in the reform process”, said David Crosbie, CEO of the Mental Health Council.

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In this Issue: World Mental Health Day Forum, 7 October 2010; Speech by Tony Fowke AM , President of the World Federation for Mental Health; Consensus Close but Funding Gets in the Way; World Mental Health Day Awareness Campaign; Mental Health Input to PBAC Decisions; Supporting and Developing the Consumer and Carer Identified Workforce; NMHCCF Launches Mental Health Consumer and Carer Workforce Paper; MHCA WMHD Photography Competition; Ombudsman’s Report; Disability Employment Issues Update; MHCA Office Bake-off

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In this Issue: Mental Health – Time to End the Neglect; Mental Health Reform – Where are We Going?; World Mental Health Day Awareness Campaign; Mental Health Carer Survey 2010; National Mental Health Consumer and Carer Leaders Call for Action Under the Government’s Human Rights Agenda; Launch of Position Statement; Recent Submissions from MHCA and NMHCCF ; MHCA Pharma Collaboration 2010-11; Mental Health Input to PBAC Decisions; Insurance Project Survey; Stress Down Day, 23 July 2010; World Mental Health Week Activities

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