A National Combined Voice for Mental Health Consumers and Carers
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This is a joint submission from Mental Health Australia and the National Mental Health Consumer and Carer Forum (NMHCCF) in response to the Interim Report by the Reference Group on Welfare Reform.Read more
The 2014 Annual Issues Forum of the National Register and National Mental Health Consumer and Carer Forum was held in Sydney on 22 and 23 May 2014. The forum was attended by 65 consumer and carer participatnts and staff of the Mental Health Council of Australia (MHCA). The meeting saw an emphasis...Read more
The NMHCCF have submitted a response to the Discussion Paper, "Equality, Capacity and Disability in Commonwealth Laws", focusing on certain chapters and their impact on mental health consumers and carers.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
Current practices relating to privacy, confidentiality and information sharing are a significant concern for mental health consumers, and their families and carers.Read more
The NMHCCF welcomes the opportunity to comment on the National Review of Mental Health Programs and Services and in this submission have highlighted some of the key issues that are impacting currently on the lives of consumers and carers in the mental health sector.Read more
People with a mental illness are significantly more likely to smoke tobacco than the general population; an estimated 32% of people with a mental illness smoke tobacco compared to 18% of the general Australian population and those diagnosed with schizophrenia have smoking rates over 60%. Australian...Read more
This is a joint submission from the NMHCCF and Mental Health Australia to the Australian Law Reform Commission Issues Paper 44 - "Equality, Capacity and Disability in Commonwealth Laws".Read more
Homelessness is a risk factor for mental health and wellbeing, and mental illness is a risk factor for homelessness.Read more
The Health Issues Centre have published NMHCCF article "Understanding Psychosocial Disability" in Health Issues Journal, Summer 2014 .Read more