A National Combined Voice for Mental Health Consumers and Carers
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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
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