Monthly Archives: December 2012

Have you seen the Hesta Awards?

HESTA is proud to support the health and community services industry. Our awards program provides national recognition for individual and team excellence across a variety of disciplines. With awards recognising a range of skills and qualities we celebrate success and promote the … Continue reading

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Check out our new pages

The Arafmi Australia website has been updated. There is some great new personal stories here. And a new page on relevant national carer issues such as the NDIS, Carer Recognition Act etc.

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What is the Carers Recognition Act 2012

The Carers Recognition Act 2012 (the Act) came into effect on 1 July 2012. The Act has principles relating to carers, people being cared for, and people in care relationships. The principles are primarily about respect, recognition, support, consultation, health … Continue reading

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Study finds mentally ill teens not taking medication

Publication: ABC News19 December 2012Full article go to: http://www.abc.net.au/news/2012-12-19/teens-not-taking-medication-for-mental-illnesses/4436802?section=wa A new study has found an overwhelming number of teenagers with mental disorders are not taking the medication they are supposed to. Psychologists say the US study, which was based on … Continue reading

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Kennett issues warning to insurance industry to expect a class action

Source: 3aw.com.auPosted by: Ellen Feely 20 December 2012Beyond Blue chairman Jeff Kennett has issued a warning to insurance companies to expect a class action over discrimination against people with depression and mental illness.Speaking with Justin Smith, the former Premier revealed … Continue reading

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Arafmi WA’s Latest Diary 

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Watch a fantastic mental health carers story

Meet Pat and Keith from South Australia. Watch their experience – part of the Feeling safe, stable and secure chapter of the Report Card. What is the Contributing Life: the 2012 National Report Card on Mental Health and Suicide Prevention? … Continue reading

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Primary Carer Nomination forms (and why you need one)

Primary Carer Nomination is a process and legal form that may allow a carer better access to the people and information involved in the care and management of the ones that they love. Read about how one carer has been … Continue reading

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Submission on the 2012 Review of the NSW Mental Health Act 2007

ARAFMI NSW has provided a detailed submission on the current Review of the Mental Health Act based on its surveys, consultations and discussions with carers since the introduction of the Act in November 2007. ARAFMI’s submission addresses many issues including: … Continue reading

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