Monthly Archives: August 2015

NDIS Information, Linkages and Capacity Building Policy Framework

The Disability Reform Council, which is made up of Disability Ministers from the Commonwealth and States and Territories, has endorsed the Information, Linkages and Capacity Building (ILC) Policy Framework (previously referred to as NDIS Tier 2), which is available on … Continue reading

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Demand for carers in Australia on the rise

SBS News, 20 August 2015 That’s the main finding of a report released by Carers Australia which says close to three million Australians provide some type of unpaid care, mainly to family and friends. The report adds changing demographics is … Continue reading

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Exploring the experiences of older LGBTI carers and the carers of older LGBTI Australians

Researchers at La Trobe University, in partnership with Carers Australia, are interested in knowing how sexual orientation and gender identity impact on the experiences and needs of older LGBTI carers and the carers of older LGBTI people. Participants are being … Continue reading

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Carers and the NDIS Survey

Carers Australia invites family or friend carers providing unpaid care and support to a person with disability who has a National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) support plan to share their experiences by completing a 15-minute survey. Carers Australia has been … Continue reading

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Information on NDIS eligibility

 Sally McGlew  | August 31, 2015, 4:00 PM |  Midland Reporter A PARTNERSHIP between Richmond Wellbeing, CoMHWA, Carers WA, Mental Health Carers Arafmi (WA) and Fremantle Multicultural Centre is offering a special session at the National Disability Insurance Scheme in … Continue reading

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PEER INITIATIVE IGNITION PROGRAM – APPLICATION INFORMATION 

The Peer Initiative Ignition Program is an exciting development opportunity for peer leaders and change-makers who have an idea for a peer-run initiative to improve mental health and wellbeing. The program will assist participants to develop the skills they need … Continue reading

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The economic value of informal care in Australia in 2015

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Call for experts to help develop guidelines when providing mental health first aid to employees and co-workers 

Researchers from the University of Melbourne, Deakin University and University of Tasmania in partnership with Mental Health First Aid Australia are seeking individuals to act as expert panel members for a research project to develop guidelines for workplaces providing mental … Continue reading

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Senate Hearings on Mental Health 

The Senate Select Committee on Health is running a series of public hearings on mental health over the next few weeks. On Wednesday 26 August, the Committee will hear from Mental Health Australia along with groups like the APS, Mental Illness … Continue reading

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Latest report by The Mental health of children and adolescents

This is a report that draws information from the second Australian Child and Adolescent Survey of Mental Health and Wellbeing. The survey involved more than 6,000 Australian families, and examines the emotional and behavioral development of children and young people … Continue reading

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