Monthly Archives: November 2012

NSW Specific Articles

Are you in NSW? Arafmi NSW has some great resources for you. Check out their website: http://www.arafmi.org or click on the below for their recent news stories. Exploring a New Model for the NSW Mental Health Review Tribunal Mental Health … Continue reading

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Arafmi NSW Newsletter: The Mind Reader

The November edition is now out: Click here to download!It has some interesting articles about NSW Mental Health Act Review.

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Have your say on the NDIS Bill

The NDIS website states” On 29 November 2012, the draft legislation for the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) (the Bill) was introduced into Federal Parliament. There will be several opportunities to provide formal feedback on the Bill in the coming weeks, … Continue reading

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NDIS Update 27

The NDIS Update 27 states: “Today the Prime Minister introduced legislation for the National Disability Insurance Scheme into the Commonwealth Parliament. You can watch her speech online here, just as people with disability, their families and carers and NDIS campaigners … Continue reading

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What’s happening in other mental health organisations?

VAADA Weekly eNews: click here. MHCA weekly bulletin: click here. Centre of Excellence in Peer Support ezine: click here. Arafemi eNews: click here

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Survey for a national picture on outcomes in the community managed mental health sector

CMHA and AMHOCN have been funded by the Department of Health and Ageing to investigate the current usage of measures for consumer and carer outcomes in the sector and to identify examples of good practice. This survey will inform a … Continue reading

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TheMHS 15th Summer Forum

REGISTRATIONS NOW OPEN Date: 21 & 22 February 2013 Location: Aerial UTS Function Centre, Ultimo,  Sydney, NSW Theme: Mental Disorders and Physical Health: Linking body and mind

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Recognition and Respect: Mental Health Carers Report 2012

The Recognition and Respect: Mental Health Carers Report 2012 has been released by the Mental Health Council of Australia. The report provides an insight into the lives of some of the most dedicated yet vulnerable members of our community: people … Continue reading

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NPS MedicineWise- For a Medicinewise Australia are generic brands the same?

Do you have trouble remembering all of your medicines? Mental health medicines result in the highest number of calls to NPS Medicines Line, suggesting that people taking these medicines and their carers have a lot of questions about their medicines.  … Continue reading

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Media Release: $4.5M to Help Prevent Suicide in Indigenous Communities

27 November 2012 Up to $4.5 million in funding for projects to tackle the high rate of Indigenous suicide are now available for application until 21 December. Minister for Mental Health Mark Butler said community-led projects targeting suicide prevention were … Continue reading

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