A National Combined Voice for Mental Health Consumers and Carers
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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island people and their communities prefer the term social and emotional wellbeing to mental health, as it reflects a more positive and holistic approach.Read more
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
It is only co-design and/or co-production if consumers and carers agree that it is.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
There is a need to articulate what being person-centred means and what constitutes person-centred care or person-centred approaches to care and support from the perspective of the informed consumer and family/support person.Read more
People with mental illness are among the most socially and medically marginalized people in our community. Ironically, these same people are frequently monitored and treated by qualified health professionals for their mental health problems, whilst their physical health issues are either ignored or inadequately treated.Read more
Australia is one of the most culturally diverse nations in the world. It is estimated that about 40% of the Australian population are immigrants and their children, and that about 15% speak a language other than English at home. According to the Department of Immigration and Citizenship, rates of...Read more