Monthly Archives: May 2015

Using the Online Environment to Improve Wellbeing and Social Connectedness

  The University of Tasmania is currently running an online survey to investigate how the use of online social media may promote social connectedness and wellbeing. You are invited to participate if you are 18 years or over (regardless of … Continue reading

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International Peer Leadership Academy 

The International Initiative for Mental Health Leadership and Mind Australia are supporting the development of a proposal for an international peer leadership Academy to be based at Yale University and collaborating centers in other countries. The purpose of the Academy … Continue reading

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A Case For Change: position paper on seclusion, restraint and restrictive practices in mental health

The position paper has been informed by an international literature review, surveys and focus groups with people who have a lived experience of seclusion and restraint.  This work was undertaken by the University of Melbourne, and in partnership with the … Continue reading

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Roses in the Ocean-Charity Gala Evening 

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Caring about carers who work for you is part of being a sustainable business 

Source: The Guardian Date: Tuesday 19th May 2015 As society gives more attention to mental health and ageing populations, organisations will need to change the way they treat staff who are also carers Of the UK’s 6.5 million carers, 4.3 million … Continue reading

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NDIS Pre-Planning Community Consultation

People living with disability and their families are invited to give their views to help the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) learn how people like to plan for their future. It will also help the NDIA decide how to help … Continue reading

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Marginalised Living on $18 a Day – Salvos

Posted: Wednesday, May 27, 2015 – 12:26 Marginalised Australians are surviving on as little as $18 a day, according to figures released in a new report by The Salvation Army.The frontline welfare Not for Profit has called for a shift … Continue reading

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NDS NDIS Provider Toolkit

During 2014, Mental Health Australia collaborated with National Disability Services and state and territory mental health peaks to run workshops for mental health sector service providers on the NDIS Organisational Readiness Toolkit in each state and territory.  The purpose of … Continue reading

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Research into services and support for older people with long-term mental illness 

  Are you 60 years or older with long-term mental illness? Are you supporting an older person who has long-term mental illness? We are seeking older people with long-term mental illness to be interviewed. We would also like to interview … Continue reading

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2015 NSW Carers Awards

NSW Government says Thank You to Carers Nominations are open for the 2015 NSW Carers Awards, which will recognise up to 55 individuals and organisations, plus 10 Highly Commended recipients, across NSW this year. Read more at the ARAFMI website…

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