A National Combined Voice for Mental Health Consumers and Carers
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The NMHCCF comments on the Australian Commision on Safety and Quality in Health Care's consultation paper, "Consumers, the health sustem and health literacy: Taking action to improve safety and quality".Read more
Draft Proposed National Framework for Reducing the Use of Restrictive Practices in the Disability Service Sector The Mental Health Council of Australia (MHCA) is the peak national organisation representing and promoting the interests of the Australian non-government mental health sector. The...Read more
Introduction Thank you for the opportunity to comment on the proposed goals and principles of the National Summit on Physical and Mental Health to be held in Sydney on 24 May 2013.Read more
Following participation at an information session held on 30 July 2012, the NMHCCF have submitted a response to the National Carer Strategy Implementation Plan and Action Plan (2011 - 2014) Consultation Drafts.Read more
Submission to the 2nd Consultation Draft National Recovery-Oriented Mental Health Practice Framework August 2012 Thank you for the opportunity to comment on the 2nd Consultation Draft Recovery-Oriented Mental Health Practice Framework and in particular the section on ‘Recovery and Compulsion’ and...Read more
Psychiatric disorders in people with intellectual disability (ID) are 3-5 times more common than in the general population. These disorders are frequently not recognised or are misdiagnosed and therefore not treated appropriately.Read more
This Position Statement seeks to identify the needs of people with a psychosocial disability, and describe the issues that affect their capacity to participate in the community.Read more
The NMHCCF calls on the Australian government to ensure that measures to address the support needs of people with a psychosocial disability are made key elements of Australia's social inclusion policy.Read more
Psychosocial disability is the term used to describe the disabilities that are associated with mental health conditions. While not everyone with a mental illness will experience psychosocial disability, those that do can experience severe effects and social disadvantage. Such effects are often...Read more