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    I hope you don’t mind me writing to you again after such a long time. I know you have heard from my kids in the meantime, and they’ve been pretty happy with the result, so I thought I’d try my hand again. It’s been quite a year...

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    Asking for three things… that’s what we plan to do next Tuesday when Mental Health Australia Members and delegates descend on Parliament House for the 2018 Parliamentary Advocacy Day. Three things to expand and reorient mental health reform, all with the overarching principles of consumer and carer engagement and co-design...

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    This week marks the one year anniversary of the historic survey on marriage equality. Australians across the country voted overwhelmingly to support the pretty simple idea that any two people could get married. That is, make public commitments to love each other for life, and that these commitments would be recognised by the state....

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    In a week where an 8-year-old Canberra school girl successfully persuaded Kelloggs to start using 'awesome girls' in their advertising, an ABC journalist had to publicly air allegations of sexual harassment to be taken seriously. Both these stories have reminded me of the daily struggle for gender equality and respect in this country; a struggle which directly impacts the mental health of many...

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    Today marks the culmination of some very important work we’ve been undertaking, alongside some of our member organisations, for almost a year. We are very pleased to release the final report of the Optimising Psychosocial Support Project...

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    It was refreshing last week to see the focus shift with two outstanding mental health advocates and innovators acknowledged for their contributions to mental health care as dual winners of the 2018 UNSW Australian Mental Health Prize. Two outstanding professionals with passion, drive and commitment ...

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    Since the earliest days of the National Disability Insurance Scheme, Mental Health Australia, and indeed the mental health sector as a whole, has advocated strongly for more appropriate responses to the needs of people with psychosocial disability...

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    I saw thousands of faces during Mental Health Week, but one will stand out for a long time to come. This year we celebrated World Mental Health Day 2018 in the Bunnings carpark in Wagga, together with the local Riverina community, to shine a positive light on mental health...

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    Today we are pleased to release a new report into the NDIS' approach to psychosocial disability. The report details the outcomes of a series of consultation workshops conducted by Mental Health Australia ;to inform the design of a tailored NDIS pathway...

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    Another week in federal politics and unfortunately another leadership spill, the sixth I’ve experienced since starting as CEO at Mental Health Australia in 2011. What does it all mean for mental health in Australia?..

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