Category Archives: Policy

National Mental Health Commission Update

The National Mental Health Commission gave the following update below. Go to their website http://www.mentalhealthcommission.gov.au/  and sign up for email alerts if you want to know more. COAG decisions on Mental Health Reform Last Friday, COAG agreed to a number … Continue reading

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Guidelines to Address the Trauma of Childhood Abuse

A new set of guidelines launched today aim to help mental health and social service providers better understand the complex effects of trauma on adult survivors of childhood abuse. The guidelines, funded by the Federal Government and developed by Adult … Continue reading

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National Carer Strategy Implementation Plan

The National Carer Strategy has been released by the Australian Government in order to increase recognition of carers and to better respond to the needs of carers. There are several accompanying documents: The Action Plan (2011-2014). The National Carer Strategy … Continue reading

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Media Release- Engagement on Good Consultation and Good Governance

The Australian Government this week kicked off discussions on a new Code for consultation with the Not-for Profit (NFP) sector. Minister for Social Inclusion Mark Butler said the Consultation Code will be a practical guide to effective ongoing consultation between … Continue reading

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Media Release- NGOs Called on to be ‘Partners in Recovery’

THE HON MARK BUTLER MP , Minister for Mental Health and Ageing, Minister for Social Inclusion, Minister Assisting the Prime Minister on Mental Health Reform 15 October 2012 Minister for Mental Health Mark Butler today called for applications from non-government … Continue reading

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What are Labor and Librals’ views on mental health policy? 

Want to know what is happening in our parliament on mental health? Click here for Mental Health Senator Concetta Fierravanti-Wells website with mental health updates. Click here for The Minister for Mental Health & Ageing The Hon Mark Butler MP

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The Greens: How can we improve mental health services in regional, rural and remote Australia?

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National Mental Health Workforce Consultation

The Mental Health Workforce Advisory Committee and Health Workforce Australia seek your input into the review of the National Practice Standards for the Mental Health Workforce (the Practice Standards) and the subsequent development of core competencies. For further details and … Continue reading

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MHCAA Policy Submissions

Have you seen our recent submissions on: Developing a framework for pharmacists as partners in the mental health care team  National Primary Health Care Strategic Directions Framework  Response to Consultation Paper: NDIS Eligibility and reasonable and necessary support

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MHCAA Policy Submissions

Have you seen our recent submissions on: Developing a framework for pharmacists as partners in the mental health care team  National Primary Health Care Strategic Directions Framework  Response to Consultation Paper: NDIS Eligibility and reasonable and necessary support

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