Media Releases 2015

D2DL and PIR Rollover Announcement

December 2015

Please see the below communication from our Mental Health Services Branch in Canberra regarding future funding arrangements for the Partners in Recovery (PIR) and Day to Day Living (D2DL) programmes.

Dear PIR and D2DL Organisations,

As you are aware, the PIR and D2DL programmes are in scope to transition to the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) from 1 July 2016, with full roll out anticipated by 2019-20. The timing and rate of transition is dependent on the outcome of the bilateral agreements with each State and Territory.

To facilitate an effective transition of PIR and D2DL to the NDIS, the Australian Government has extended both programmes to 30 June 2019. There will be some minor changes to both programmes to facilitate transition to the NDIS and to reflect the Australian Government’s response to the National Mental Health Commission review of mental health services and programmes. Further information on programme arrangements from 1 July 2016 and how this will apply to your organisation will be provided early in 2016.

Have a wonderful holiday period and we look forward to working with you in the new year.

PIR/D2DL Policy Team

Open Joint Letter to Prime Minister and First Ministers on mental health reform

16 July 2015 MHA

Ahead of the COAG Leaders Retreat, the mental health sector has written to the Prime Minister and First Ministers calling for urgent action on reforms COAG agreed to in 2012.

This includes the adoption of clear targets and indicators for improving mental health outcomes as well as a fully developed and funded national agreement on mental health reform.

The letter has been signed by 91 organisations across the mental health sector and beyond.

View in the slideshow below or download the PDF (PDF 2.6MB)