A National Combined Voice for Mental Health Consumers and Carers
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How do we identify and define the positions and people who need to be the ones to make recommendations on fixing a mental health system and support structure that is broken? The Victorian Royal Commission into Mental Health appointed four experts as Commissioners this week, none of whom identify as...Read more
The National Mental Health Consumer & Carer Forum (NMHCCF) is a combined national voice for mental health consumers and carers. We listen, learn, influence and advocate in matters of mental health reform. NMHCCF members represent mental health consumers and carers on a large number of national...Read more
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
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
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
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