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    The roll-out of the National Disability Insurance Scheme should be focussed on getting it right, not getting it quickly says CEO of the Mental Health Council of Australia Frank Quinlan following his appearance this morning on the Sky News Saturday Agenda program.

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    The Mental Health Council of Australia (MHCA) today welcomed the appointment of former WA Mental Health Commissioner Eddie Bartnik to the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) as their new strategic advisor on mental health.

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    The Mental Health Council of Australia (MHCA) has today welcomed the release of Mindframe’s latest resource for media professionals and journalists for reporting suicide and mental illness. “Language can have a significant impact on how we think about an issue. We acknowledge that the language we use around mental health can impact people in a detrimental way. Casual misuse can actually act as a barrier to people seeking help, and impact their confidence in their recovery journey, ” Frank Quinlan, CEO of the MHCA said.

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    The Mental Health Council of Australia (MHCA) renewed its call for a new vision for the mental health sector following the release of ‘Crossroads’, a report commissioned by Reachout.com by Inspire Foundation. This new report highlights the fundamental failure of our current mental health system,” MHCA CEO Frank Quinlan said at the launch of the report this morning.

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    The Mental Health Council of Australia (MHCA) today welcomed the Abbott Government’s new drought assistance package, praising the focus on increased mental health services in regional Australia

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    The Mental Health Council of Australia (MHCA) has today welcomed the release of the Terms of Reference for the National Mental Health Commission’s review into the mental health system in Australia. “There is no doubt in anyone’s mind that the mental health system in Australia is in need of reform. We will focus on ensuring the review has tangible and useful evidence from across the sector, so that the final report leads to real and lasting change,” MHCA CEO Frank Quinlan said today.

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    Frank Quinlan, CEO of the MHCA, talks with Fran Kelly, ABC Radio National about the questions remaining about how mental health services will be integrated into the NDIS.

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    The Mental Health Council of Australia (MHCA) is calling on governments across Australia to commit to real and meaningful reform of mental health programs and services, following today’s release of the 2nd annual independent report by the National Mental Health Commission.

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    A number of high profile Australians are getting behind World Mental Health Day this year, with celebrities, business people, politicians, sporting stars and organisations making a personal mental health promise.

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    Grace Groom Memorial Oration 9 October 2013 and World Mental Health Day Doorstop 10 October 2013

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