Monthly Archives: February 2014

MHCA WELCOMES MENTAL HEALTH FOCUS IN DROUGHT PACKAGE

The Mental Health Council of Australia (MHCA) today welcomed the Abbott Government’s new drought assistance package, praising the focus on increased mental health services in regional Australia. “Part of the challenge of ensuring we have productive and connected regional sector … Continue reading

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Carers Victoria NIDS VICSERV

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Diversional Therapy Australia National Conference September 18-20, 2014 at Grand Chifley in Adelaide,

“Shaping Diversional Therapy: from theory to practice”. The annual conference is an exciting event that brings like-minded people from the Diversional Therapy field together for mutual support, education and inspiration. We are expecting about 150 enthusiastic and dedicated delegates to … Continue reading

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Arafmi WA Jobs

Manager Statewide & Remote Services – Full-time (38 hours a week)Arafmi is looking for an experienced manager to manage our statewide (carer advocacy, COPMI and high school stigma reduction programs) and remote services in Geraldton, Carnarvon, Port Hedland and Broome. … Continue reading

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NSW Youth Week Forum: Minding Our Mental Health

Nominations are now open for young people between the ages of 15 and 25 years to apply to attend the NSW Youth Week Forum Minding Our Mental Health. The NSW Mental Health Commission and Youth Week NSW will host the … Continue reading

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Arafmi NSW Newsletter

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Mental Health Bill 2014 Information Session

The Minister for Mental Health, the Hon. Mary Wooldridge introduced the Mental Health Bill 2014 into Parliament on 18 February. The Mental Health Act 1986 remains the law until the Mental Health Bill 2014 is passed by Parliament, proclaimed and … Continue reading

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New Victorian Mental Health Act

Victorian Minister for Mental Health, Mary Wooldridge introduced a new Mental Health Act to the State Parliament this week. The new legislation aims to put people with mental illness and their families at the centre of decisions about assessment, treatment … Continue reading

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Understanding psychosocial disability – NMHCCF article

An article discussing psychosocial disability and its impacts has been published in the Summer edition of the Health Issues Journal. Written by the National Mental Health Consumer and Carer Forum (NMHCCF), the article describes the lack of support that many … Continue reading

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Evaluation of the Trial of the NDIS

Dear Colleague, I write to announce the opening of the website of Evaluation of the Trial of the National Disability Insurance Scheme at http://ndisevaluation.net.au/. I invite you and your members to explore the site to find out the basics of … Continue reading

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