Monthly Archives: October 2012

Carers Week 

This month saw Carers Week! MHCAA member organisaitons hosted a number of events for carers and to raise the awareness of carer issues. Arafmi WA hosted its third Walk of Pride against mental health stigma  Arafmi QLD also hosted a … Continue reading

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Families Partner in Mental Health Care

The Fiji Times states: “All too often the role of families and caregivers is taken for granted without any care to providing basic information or understanding of the mental health issues at hand, leaving families to orientate and navigate the … Continue reading

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Guidelines to Address the Trauma of Childhood Abuse

A new set of guidelines launched today aim to help mental health and social service providers better understand the complex effects of trauma on adult survivors of childhood abuse. The guidelines, funded by the Federal Government and developed by Adult … Continue reading

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TheMHS Summer Forum, Feb 2013, Sydney

TheMHS Summer Forum is a two day educational program that examines the obstacles to good mental health services, highlights recent research, sets out the challenges, and focuses on policies, programs and directions for the future.

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Certificate IV in Mental Health Peer Work

The Certificate IV Mental Health Peer Work qualification and associated units were endorsed by the National Skills Standards Council (NSSC) in May 2012.   This course will enable peer workers to gain a recognised qualification, thereby greatly enhancing the recognition of … Continue reading

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Research Update: Carers counselling intervention study

Citation: Cummins, Robert A., Campbell, Peter & Hammond, Thomas. 2012, ‘Carers counselling intervention study Vol. 2′, Deakin University, Geelong, Victoria. Carers Australia states “This report details the procedures and findings from two phases of a pilot study, designed to determine … Continue reading

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Kids Matter- A Website to help families with children’s mental health wellbeing

This website aid families to understand more about children’s mental health, the types of things families can do to support children to grow up being healthy, as well as suggestions of where families can go if you need further help.  … Continue reading

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National Carer Strategy Implementation Plan

The National Carer Strategy has been released by the Australian Government in order to increase recognition of carers and to better respond to the needs of carers. There are several accompanying documents: The Action Plan (2011-2014). The National Carer Strategy … Continue reading

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Multicultural Mental Health Australia CALD Consumer and Carer Working Groups

MHiMA is seeking Expressions of Interest for a culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) Consumer Working Group and a CALD Carer Working Group. The Working Groups will provide advice and represent the views and interests of mental health consumers and carers … Continue reading

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Transcript of Interview with Fran Kelly, ABC Radio National Breakfast

Issues:     Suicide, youth, mental health, headspace, schools FRAN KELLY:        Yes, suicide, it’s one of the most heartbreaking issues that our community deals with, it’s estimated that one Australian teenager takes their own life every three … Continue reading

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