Category Archives: International

Dublin Declaration

On Friday, 24th May, over 193 delegates from 21 European countries met in Dublin to discuss the needs of family carers for people with mental ill health. Addressing the conference Dr Tonio Borg, EU Commissioner for Health and Consumer Affairs … Continue reading

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Carers’ Recovery Is Vital, Too: Scottish Report

Carers in Australia will be interested in a report in Scottish Recovery Network where mental health communicator Heidi Tweedie and others look at some of the issues around recovery facing mental health carers. Heidi says for those with mental health … Continue reading

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World Federation for Mental Health- Newsletter Feb 2013

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International News for You!

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Arafmi NSW CEO Quoted in the Age

Article: Anarchist Soccer Mum’ prompts mental health debate after comparing son to school shooter Publication: The AgeAuthor: Megan Levy and Melissa DaveyDate: 18 December 2012Article Link: http://www.theage.com.au/world/anarchist-soccer-mum-prompts-mental-health-debate-after-comparing-son-to-school-shooter-20121218-2bkjp.html A mother’s anguished account of her experience raising a mentally ill teenage son … Continue reading

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New mental health law crucial, we cannot keep on shelving it

Publication: Malta Times Author: Kristina Chetcuti  31 October 2012  “An elderly father who has cared for his mentally disabled daughter for the past six years made a heartfelt appeal to the Government to prioritise the mental health law, which has … Continue reading

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Families Partner in Mental Health Care

The Fiji Times states: “All too often the role of families and caregivers is taken for granted without any care to providing basic information or understanding of the mental health issues at hand, leaving families to orientate and navigate the … Continue reading

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Have you seen the Mental Elf?

This blog keeps you up-to-date with all of the important and reliable mental health research and guidance. You don’t have to waste time looking at dozens of websites and articles every week. You can be the first to hear about … Continue reading

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UK: Care and support White Paper Published 

In the UK the Department has published the ‘Caring for our future: reforming care and support’ White Paper, which sets out the vision for a reformed care and support system. The new system will: focus on people’s wellbeing and support … Continue reading

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New Zealand Consultation on Paying Families Carers to Provide Disability Support

The New Zealand Ministry of Health has begun consultation on options for a new policy for delivering Ministry of Health-funded home and community support to disabled adults that does not discriminate on the basis of family status. Click here for … Continue reading

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