A National Combined Voice for Mental Health Consumers and Carers
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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island people and their communities prefer the term social and emotional wellbeing to mental health, as it reflects a more positive and holistic approach.Read more
Borderline Personaility Disorder (BPD) is a recognised mental illness, recovery is possible, and treatment should never be denied, withheld or restricted.Read more
It is only co-design and/or co-production if consumers and carers agree that it is.Read more
Consumer and carer participation sets out to achieve cultural change and systemic reform through the expression of our collective experience and expertise. Participation enhances recovery and well-being and leads to improved service quality and developments. This document is currently under review.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
Homelessness is a risk factor for mental health and wellbeing, and mental illness is a risk factor for homelessness.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
There is a need to articulate what being person-centred means and what constitutes person-centred care or person-centred approaches to care and support from the perspective of the informed consumer and family/support person.Read more
People with mental illness are among the most socially and medically marginalized people in our community. Ironically, these same people are frequently monitored and treated by qualified health professionals for their mental health problems, whilst their physical health issues are either ignored or inadequately treated.Read more