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NDIS Kicks Off - 1 July 2015
July 1, 2015     NDIS Kicks Off!

NDIS opened its doors in Western Sydney as NSW commenced the full rollout of the NDIS. Thousands of people came together to celebrate at the Every Australia Counts kick off event.  NSW is the first state to move beyond an NDIS trial site.  more...

Daily Telegraph - Former Hornsby MP Judy Hopwood - homelessness - 3 Jun 2015
Daily Telegraph  June 3, 2015
At least 12 homeless people in Hornsby have been housed since last June, thanks to State Govt agencies cooperating. Former Hornsby MP and long-time Schizophrenia Fellowship of NSW Board Member Judy Hopwood speaks about mental health and homelessness. more...

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Senator-Jan-McLucas-QldLaborLABOR MEDIA RELEASE
June 22, 2015
Senator Jan McLucas

Mental health reform must be inclusive

"An Expert Reference Group has been appointed to advise the Government on reforming the mental health system. But stakeholders are troubled that the reference group excludes the voice of consumers’ and carers’ groups, including from the non-government sector generally responsible for the delivery of services to people living with mental illness, their carers and families".  more...

Pharmaceutical ProcessingJune 22, 2015
Pharmaceutical Processing

Adults with schizophrenia frustrated by tradeoffs in symptoms and side effects

... which can lead to up to 45% non-compliance. Living with Schizophrenia survey 7 results suggest that all groups are looking for schizophrenia treatment options that offer patients greater balance in efficacy and tolerability.  more...

9 NEWS.com.auJune 18, 2015
AAP

Mental health task force's reform goal

The federal government has set up the new Expert Reference Group to try to overhaul our ailing mental health system. more...

SMH - Troy Luff - 17 June 2015smh.com.au

June 17, 2015
Miki Perkins

Troy Luff tackles stigma of mental illness, a real killer for men

Former Sydney Swans AFL footballer Troy Luff is speaking out about depression & anxiety following his own struggles.  A new research project funded by BeyondBlue will encourage thousands of Australian men – including Aussie rules footballers, refugees, fly-in-fly-out workers and farmers – to consider the stigma that surrounds divulging their mental health issues. more...