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People with mental health issues are at risk of severe ongoing mental trauma, physical injury and in some instances, death resulting from seclusion and/or restraint. Healthcare workers also risk both physical and psychological harm during the course of restraining and/or secluding a person.Read more
It is an undisputed fact that individuals who experience mental health issues are often faced with discrimination resulting from misconceptions of their illness or stigma.Read more
There is much evidence demonstrating a shortage of suitable supported accommodation in the community for people with mental illness, particularly long-term supported housing options.Read more
The NMHCCF welcomes the opportunity to provide comment on the two draft consumer resources in relation to receiving data breach notifications and what to do after a data breach.Read more
Over the last couple of years, the NMHCCF expressed concern that many consumers and family members were unaware of the direct, adverse effects associated with medications and the inconclusive, and at times contradictory, nature of the evidence underpinning their use. As a result, the NMHCCF teamed...Read more
Borderline Personaility Disorder (BPD) is a recognised mental illness, recovery is possible, and treatment should never be denied, withheld or restricted.Read more
It is only co-design and/or co-production if consumers and carers agree that it is.Read more
The NMHCCF, together with researchers from Curtin University have today launched a Critical Literature Review and accompanying booklet for consumers, families and carers on the direct, adverse effects of neuroleptics (antipsychotics).Read more
The NMHCCF has been working with researchers from Curtin University to review the direct, adverse effects of neuroleptic drugs (antipsychotics). The resulting Critical Literature Review and accompanying booklet for consumers and carers is being launched at the 2017 TheMHS Conference.Read more
The NMHCCF is grateful for the opportunity to provide comment to the Community Legislation Affairs Committee on the National Disability Insurance Scheme Amendment (Quality and Safeguards Commission and Other Measures) Bill 2017.Read more