A National Combined Voice for Mental Health Consumers and Carers
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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
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