Monthly Archives: October 2011

QLD – Mental Health Commission

Premier announces new independent Mental Health Commission Queensland Premier Anna Bligh announced the Government would establish an independent Queensland Mental Health Commission. In 2011-12 alone, the Queensland Government is investing over $1 billion in public mental health services throughout Queensland. … Continue reading

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Allan Fels appointed Mental Health Commissioner

Press Release from Mental Health Council of AustraliaAllan Fels appointed Mental Health Commissioner 16 October 2011  The Mental Health Council of Australia (MHCA) warmly welcomes the appointment of Professor Allan Fels, AO as Chairman of the Mental Health Commission.Allan Fels is a … Continue reading

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Borderline – Action Plan

Borderline – 9-Point Action Plan A national Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) Conference yesterday, 5 Oct 2011, called for improved BPD training for mental health workers, and a major community awareness program to help address the stigma associated with BPD. The calls … Continue reading

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National Health Reform – Update

An update has just been released, 30 Sept 2011, on the progress on the National Health Reform.  There is a substantial portion devoted to Mental Health initiatives, around 12 pages. Other sections are well worth reading as some, particularly Primary … Continue reading

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Beyond Blue in the news

Herald SunBEYONDBLUE, the national anti-depression organisation headed by former premier Jeff Kennett, has been making headlines recently for all the wrong reasons. The negative publicity started with an opinion piece written by Mr Kennett in which he made the observation … Continue reading

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Use of health services by Mentally Ill

The use of health services by those with mental disordersAustralian Institute of Health and Welfare The 2007 National Survey of Mental Health and Wellbeing covers people aged 16 to 85 years. During the 12 months before the 2007 survey, among … Continue reading

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