Monthly Archives: September 2012

National Mental Health Workforce Consultation

The Mental Health Workforce Advisory Committee and Health Workforce Australia seek your input into the review of the National Practice Standards for the Mental Health Workforce (the Practice Standards) and the subsequent development of core competencies. For further details and … Continue reading

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Care Aware: A New Campaign

The Care Aware website states: “Every day, 2.6 million Australians wake up to care for somebody else…Carers make an invaluable contribution to our community and a profound difference to the lives of individuals every single day. In fact, the replacement … Continue reading

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Staggered by the Size of the Care Economy

“Staggered by the size of the care economy CEO of AEC Group, Simon Smith, was staggered at the recent findings from the report ‘Counting on Care Work in Australia’. “The unpaid component of the care sector is estimated at 50 … Continue reading

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Measuring Outcomes: The Road Ahead

 AMHOCN are undertaking a review of the outcome measures comprising the National Outcomes and Casemix Collection (NOCC). This project aims to provide recommendations about the next stage of development of outcome measurement in mental health over the next 10 year … Continue reading

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NDIS in WA

The WA Govt has committed to an NDIS. It is estimated the scheme will cost at least $16b a year nationally ($1.7b in WA). The WA Govt supports the recommendation that Canberra pay the extra cost of the scheme as … Continue reading

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WHO QualityRights Tool Kit

On 28 June 2012 the World Health Organization (WHO) launched the QualityRights Tool Kit. The Tool Kit, sets the key quality and human rights standards that need to be met in all mental health and social care facilities: It also … Continue reading

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Carers Payment has Increased

From 20 September, single people receiving the maximum rate of Age Pension, Disability Support Pension and Carer Payment, as well as veterans’ income support recipients, will receive an extra $17.10 per fortnight. Click here for the press release.

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NDIS Consultations

On June 30 the National Disability and Carer Alliance received funding from the Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs (FaHCSIA) to talk to people with a disability, their families and carers and service providers about what they … Continue reading

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Suicide Bereavement 

The newsletter ‘Living is for Everyone’ provides an interesting article to discuss the creation of resources and programs tailored to those bereaved by suicide. Click here for the article

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New Website-Mind Health Connect

New Website – MindHealthConnect The mindhealthconnect website is a brand new initiative launched in July 2012 as part of the Australian Government’s National E-Mental Health Strategy. The site is your trusted gateway to issues surrounding mental health care and your … Continue reading

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