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    Engaging our consumer and carers as experts in mental health reform is a key necessity and challenge for all governments, and the mental health sector more broadly.

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    Advocating for Members of Mental Health Australia and for change, I often have the privilege of spending quite a bit of time at Parliament House in Canberra, briefing Members and Senators and their staff about mental health reform.

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    Imagine this scenario, or something similar, for the two million small business owners in Australia…

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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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