Monthly Archives: March 2013

The Federal Government’s top mental health adviser has criticised Australia’s “dismal” treatment of mental illness

National Mental Health Commission chairman Allan Fels said a “blind eye” was often turned to mental illnesses afflicting one in five Australians. “Australian mental health policy has been quite good – but the implementation has been dismal.” Professor Fels called … Continue reading

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Funding boost to support patient and carer input into mental health services

Twelve area mental health services across Victoria will share in $230,000 to establish new patient, family and carer advisory groups as part of the Victorian Dual Diagnosis Initiative, Minister for Mental Health, Mary Wooldridge, announced on Wednesday this week. For … Continue reading

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Award: Recognising outstanding contributions to suicide prevention in Australia 

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The Annual National Suicide Prevention Conference: Collective Impact: Partners in Prevention

This conference is your opportunity to share and exchange knowledge, skills and experiences and participate in the development of a cohesive, united, and responsive suicide prevention sector. Every year the conference brings together Australia’s leading researchers, practitioners and organisations in … Continue reading

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Arafmi WA Diary

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MHFA Online Consumer, Carer & MH Professional Expert Panel/Research Participants Required

MHFA looking for 30 mental health consumers, 30 mental health carers, 30 mental health professional, 30 financial counsellors, and 30 financial institution staff to sit on a Delphi Expert Panel. Everyone’s opinions count equally. Time commitments: you will be asked … Continue reading

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Arafmi NSW Newsletter: The Mindreader

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National Mental Health Commission: 2013 Report Card

The Mental Health Commission have released the themes of the 2013 Mental Health Report Card. For further details: click here To get the latest news from the commission’s March meeting: click here

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E-News for Mental Illness Fellowship Victoria

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Relationships study seeking participants

A La Trobe University researcher is investigating interpersonal relationships between people who have a diagnosed mental illness and people who don’t. The study seeks to find out more about the qualities of these relationships and the role that attitudes towards … Continue reading

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