Monthly Archives: September 2011

BASEL DECLARATION ON COMMUNITY CARE

BASEL DECLARATION ON COMMUNITY CARE by EUFAMI (European Federation of Associations of Families of People with a Mental Illness)Community care is the approach to mental illness that supports and treats people withpsychiatric disabilities in a domestic setting, rather than in … Continue reading

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Mental Health – Rights and Responsibilities – Submission

To:: Mental Health, Drugs and Regions DivisionsFrom:: Mental Health Carers Arafmi Australia Inc.Re – Mental Health Statement of Rights and Responsibilities. Thank you for your recent letter and accompanying documents inviting comments on the draft statement referred to above. Following … Continue reading

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David Cappo Resigns

A SENIOR South Australian clergymen has resigned his appointment as chair of the Gillard government’s new Mental Health Commission amid allegations he failed to appropriately deal with rape allegations against a fellow priest. David Cappo announced the move in a … Continue reading

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Working life and mental illness – Report

From SANE AustraliaMost Australians with a mental illness receive little support or understanding at work – yet having a ‘mentally healthy workplace’ with positive, supportive attitudes to mental illness is the most important factor in successfully keeping a job and … Continue reading

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Chair of National Mental Health Commission

7 September 2011 The Minister for Mental Health and Ageing, Mark Butler, today announced the appointment of Monsignor David Cappo AO as Chair of the nation’s first National Mental Health Commission. Monsignor Cappo has held several senior positions, including as … Continue reading

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Mental health care inquiry- Victora

Mental health care inquiry by Richard Baker and Nick McKenzie THE AGE September 6, 2011 PREMIER Ted Baillieu last night ordered a wide-ranging inquiry into dozens of patient deaths inside Victoria’s mental health system. The inquiry follows a report in … Continue reading

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Dying in the arms of the state

Dying in the arms of the state Richard Baker and Nick McKenzie THE AGE September 3, 2011Thirty-six people died unnatural, unexpected or violent deaths in Victoria’s mental health facilities between 2008 and 2010. Their deaths drew little, if any, public … Continue reading

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Dying in the arms of the state

Dying in the arms of the state Richard Baker and Nick McKenzie THE AGE September 3, 2011 Thirty-six people died unnatural, unexpected or violent deaths in Victoria’s mental health facilities between 2008 and 2010. Their deaths drew little, if any, … Continue reading

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Deaths – Inpatients – Mental Health Victoria

Deaths in mental health facilities: unexpected, unnatural and violentBy Richard Baker and Nick McKenzie THE AGE September 3, 2011 THIRTY-SIX people died unexpected, unnatural or violent deaths in Victorian mental health facilities between 2008 and 2010, Coroners Court files reveal. … Continue reading

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