Monthly Archives: November 2015

Early intervention to fight mental illness in new reforms

Source: The AustralianDate: November 26 The Turnbull government has framed its blueprint to modernise mental health services as a “structural reform” that will address the “staggering” cost of psychological illness to the economy. Announced in Canberra today, the reforms feature … Continue reading

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Audience research for beyondblue families website

From beyondblue: Over the next six months, beyondblue will be developing Healthy Families – a website to help parents, prospective parents and guardians take care of their own mental health and raise healthy, resilient kids. To make sure we give … Continue reading

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Announcement Today of Significant System-wide Reform for Mental Health

Author: VICSERVDate: 26.11.2015 In what is being considered the most significant system-wide reform in mental health, the Turnbull Government today released its response to the National Mental Health Commission’s Review of Mental Health Programmes and Services. The Minister for Health, … Continue reading

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Discounted Cinema Tickets With Hoyts For Carers

Hoyts Cinema in conjunction with Carers Australia have signed a discount cinema offer (effective from December 2015 to December 2016) for the benefit of all carer members of the Carer Associations in Australia. The Carers offer is an adult ticket … Continue reading

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Enduring Power of Attorney 

The Office of the Public Advocate has produced a booklet for anyone who wants to make an enduring power of attorney for financial and/or personal matters, or a medical enduring power of attorney. It includes the forms for appointment. More

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Mind Recovery College wins National Disability Award

Media release26 November 2015 Mind Australia was announced last night as the winner of the Excellence in Choice and Control in Service Delivery category of the 2015 National Disability Awards for its Recovery College initiative.  Presented by Alan Tudge, Assistant Minister … Continue reading

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Research study on carers’ relationships and coping styles

The University of Wollongong is looking for volunteers to take part in a study titled: Mental Health Carers’ Relationship Experiences and Coping Strategies.As a participant in this study, you would be asked to: complete an online survey containing a series … Continue reading

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SA Health tight-lipped on mental health ‘commitments’

Carers Bob and Judy Burke say Chief Psychiatrist Aaron Groves have made commitments to them to improve the treatment of borderline personality disorder sufferers in South Australia. Like other carers for people with BPD, the Burkes have endured great suffering … Continue reading

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Listen: ABC Radio feature on carers and caring

Kelly Higgins-Devine speaks to guests about the ups and downs of full-time care.Listen

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Are you satisfied with Mind’s carer services? 

We are running a satisfaction survey for family members and carers of a loved one currently being supported by Mind. This survey is targeted at family and carers of current mind clients, not family and carers who are clients themselves. … Continue reading

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