CEO Update: Winter solstice a time for reflection, connection and renewal
Mental Health Australia
by Mental Health Council of Australia
2d ago
As the winter solstice approaches this Friday, communities across Australia will recognise the day in a variety of ways from bonfires to naked swims. In the regional New South Wales town of Albury, the 21st of June has an even more profound significance ..read more
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CEO Update: Next step towards a Human Rights Act
Mental Health Australia
by Mental Health Council of Australia
2d ago
In his last presentation to the United Nations Human Rights Council as a Special Rapporteur, Mr Dainius Pūras articulated what so many in the mental health – and particularly lived experience movement – have been calling for ..read more
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CEO Update: Supporting the mental health of people from culturally and linguistically diverse communities
Mental Health Australia
by Mental Health Council of Australia
2w ago
The current political debate around our country’s migration policies has highlighted the importance of us having a community and culture that celebrates and respects diversity; provides a strong sense of belonging and inclusion; and includes a mental health system that supports the needs of all people in Australia, including those from culturally and linguistically diverse communities ..read more
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CEO Update: Collaboration the way to achieve meaningful reform
Mental Health Australia
by Mental Health Council of Australia
1M ago
The strength of the mental health sector lies in our ability to pull together to work towards our common goal of improving the mental health of Australia ..read more
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Submission to National Disability Insurance Scheme Amendment (Getting the NDIS Back on Track No.1) Bill 2024
Mental Health Australia
by Mental Health Council of Australia
1M ago
Mental Health Australia recently made a submission to the Senate Community Affairs Legislation Committee on the National Disability Insurance Scheme Amendment (Getting the NDIS Back on Track No.1) Bill 2024. Mental Health Australia supports the Bill, which puts in place the scaffolding to begin implementation of the NDIS Review’s recommendations ..read more
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CEO Update: Funding for mental health falls short in Federal Budget
Mental Health Australia
by Mental Health Council of Australia
1M ago
The 2024/25 Federal Budget has not adequately delivered investment that responds to the scale of the problem we know exists in our community ..read more
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2024 Federal Budget Overview
Mental Health Australia
by Mental Health Council of Australia
1M ago
OverviewThe 2024/25 Federal Budget has not adequately delivered investment that responds to the scale of the problem we know exists in our community. Mental Health Australia has consistently advocated for mental health reform to be prioritised, and while the investments made in this budget demonstrate that the government is broadly listening, we are not seeing the level of investment, scalability or longevity that is needed to truly transform mental health in Australia. It is clear there is more to do.   ..read more
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CEO Update: Getting the architecture of the mental health system right
Mental Health Australia
by Mental Health Council of Australia
1M ago
Our mental health system stands at a pivotal juncture, with multiple avenues of reform converging to shape its future trajectory ..read more
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Keep the money. It's yours.
Mental Health Australia
by Mental Health Council of Australia
1M ago
Are you or your constituents missing out on energy concessions? Don’t miss out on government support.  Ongoing energy concessions can help reduce electricity and gas bills. Today, many people are facing increasing energy prices and other cost-of-living pressures; however, around 60% of people who are eligible for ongoing concessions are not taking them up ..read more
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Mental Health Australia Board Appoints Interim Chair Mark Orr AM
Mental Health Australia
by Mental Health Council of Australia
1M ago
The Mental Health Australia Board is pleased to announce the appointment of interim Chair, Mr Mark Orr AM.Mr Orr is the CEO of Flourish Australia and has over 30 years of experience working in mental health, disability and LGBTIQ health services.“I am honoured to take on this role and continue my work with the Mental Health Australia Board,” Mr Orr says ..read more
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