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
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
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 would like to congratulate the new Minister for Health on his appointment.Read more
On International Day of People with Disability (3 December), the Civil Society NDIS Statement - summary version and full version - was emailed to the following: COAG Disability Reform Council: sent individually to the Commonwealth Minister and each State / Territory Minister; to the Commonwealth...Read more
The MOU commits the NMHCCF and AFDO to actively seek out opportunities for joint effort, co-production and cross-promotion of work, to support people with psychosocial disability, mental health issues and physical/intellectual disability and their carers.Read more
Members of the NMHCCF met in Adelaide on Thursday 25 and Friday 26 February 2016.Read more