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    The Mental Health Council of Australia welcomes the appointment of Australia’s first national Mental Health Commissioners. These eight new Commissioners join the newly formed Mental Health Commission under the Chairmanship of Professor Allan Fels AO . “Today marks a new chapter. Today the mental health system will be held to account for how it meets the needs of ordinary Australians, as this new Mental Health Commission reports on the performance of all Australian Governments,” said Frank Quinlan, CEO of the MHCA .

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    The Mental Health Council of Australia has launched a survey targeting young mental health carers on Facebook. The Young Carers Project survey app aims to collect information from young mental health carers about their caring role; what sort of caring activities they undertake; how caring impacts on their day-to-day lives; what supports are available to young mental health carers in their area; and the appropriateness of these supports.

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    The Mental Health Council of Australia welcomes the appointment of Australia’s first national Mental Health Commissioners. These eight new Commissioners join the newly formed Mental Health Commission under the Chairmanship of Professor Allan Fels AO . “Today marks a new chapter. Today the mental health system will be held to account for how it meets the needs of ordinary Australians, as this new Mental Health Commission reports on the performance of all Australian Governments,” said Frank Quinlan, CEO of the MHCA .

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    A recent report that the company paid to provide mental health services in detention centres has admitted “that prolonged detention of asylum seekers has created high demand for psychiatric services which its staff can’t meet” is further evidence that the Government must urgently review the standards of mental health care in all immigration detention centres.

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    A recent report that the company paid to provide mental health services in detention centres has admitted “that prolonged detention of asylum seekers has created high demand for psychiatric services which its staff can’t meet” is further evidence that the Government must urgently review the standards of mental health care in all immigration detention centres.

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    Over 30 key health and mental health organisations and mental health advocates are demanding the Government urgently review the standards of mental health care in all immigration detention centres.

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    Following last night’s alarming look at life inside immigration detention centres on ABC TV ’s Four Corners, key health and mental health organisations and mental health advocates are demanding the Government urgently review the standards of mental health care in all immigration detention centres.

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    The Mental Health Council of Australia warmly welcomes the appointment of Professor Allan Fels, AO as Chairman of the Mental Health Commission. “Allan Fels has championed mental health reform and governance issues for many years and his work with the MHCA and other organisations makes him an ideal person to lead the new Mental Health Commission,” said Frank Quinlan, the CEO of the Mental Health Council of Australia.

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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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