Letter re NDIS - maintain mental health programs
MHA and MIFA have written to the Minister for Social Services supporting NDIS, however asking for the rollout to be consistent with the National Mental Health Commission’s report, which recommended: Do not cash out existing mental health and other associated programmes (e.g. carer and respite programmes, D2DL, PHaMS and PiR) into the NDIS until there is evidence as to eligibility for people with a psychosocial disability, and clarity about ongoing support for those who are eligible for Tier 2 support. READ THE LETTER...
SFNSW Parliamentary Luncheon
2 June 2016
Jennifer Westacott - Chair of Mental Health Australia gave a very inspirational speech at our Annual Parliamentary Luncheon. She talked about our duty of kindness to the 1 in 5 Australians who experience mental illness, the need to set targets: bridging the life expectancy gap for people with a mental illness, significantly increasing the employment rate of people with a mental illness, increasing life expectancy, reducing suicide (now higher toll than road deaths. read the entire speech...
June 2, 2016 Legislative Council
Hon Scott Farlow Motion
Schizophrenia Awareness Week
that this House: note Schizophrenia Awareness Week, commend SFNSW for range of activities inc Symposium and Parliamentary Luncheon, commend NGOs for role in mental health sphere, support aims and initiatives to destigmatise mental health illnesses. Read full motion...