Category Archives: Consumers

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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Over 50s and mental illness

Living with a mental illness can be tough enough, but does getting older exacerbate your symptoms and quality of life? SANE Australia is asking consumers and carers to complete an online survey and share their experience of growing older with … Continue reading

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Return to Work

returntowork.net.au is designed to help anyone involved in the process of returning to work after absence due to depression, an anxiety disorder or a related mental health problem. It also has a information page for family … Continue reading

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Study finds mentally ill teens not taking medication

Publication: ABC News19 December 2012Full article go to: http://www.abc.net.au/news/2012-12-19/teens-not-taking-medication-for-mental-illnesses/4436802?section=wa A new study has found an overwhelming number of teenagers with mental disorders are not taking the medication they are supposed to. Psychologists say the US study, which was based on … Continue reading

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Welcome to Our Consumer Place

The “Our Consumer Place” website states: Our Consumer Place is a resource centre run entirely by people diagnosed with “mental illness” (we choose to call ourselves “consumers”). We provide information, training, support and advice to consumer-developed groups and projects. We … Continue reading

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National Mental Health Consumer Reference Group

Another note from the Mental Health Council of Australia: National Mental Health Consumer Reference Group (CRG) and MHCA met again, this time in Sydney. Take a look at the latest communique from the CRG. It has opened a brief 5 … Continue reading

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New Mental Health Consumer Organisation

The New Mental Health Consumer Organisation website (http://www.mhconsumer.org.au/) states: The project to set up the new national mental health consumer organisation is now underway. The Mental Health Council of Australia (MHCA) has been appointed to establish and auspice this independent … Continue reading

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The Private Mental Health Consumer Carer Network (Australia) Monthly e-News Alert

The Private Mental Health Consumer Carer Network (Australia) Monthly e-News Alert is intended to provide a brief summary of some of the issues and articles around mental health, published or raised by organisations or authors other than the Network. It … Continue reading

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Multicultural Mental Health Australia CALD Consumer and Carer Working Groups

MHiMA is seeking Expressions of Interest for a culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) Consumer Working Group and a CALD Carer Working Group. The Working Groups will provide advice and represent the views and interests of mental health consumers and carers … Continue reading

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