A National Combined Voice for Mental Health Consumers and Carers
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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
People with mental health issues are at risk of severe ongoing mental trauma, physical injury and in some instances, death resulting from seclusion and/or restraint. Healthcare workers also risk both physical and psychological harm during the course of restraining and/or secluding a person.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
It is an undisputed fact that individuals who experience mental health issues are often faced with discrimination resulting from misconceptions of their illness or stigma.Read more
There is much evidence demonstrating a shortage of suitable supported accommodation in the community for people with mental illness, particularly long-term supported housing options.Read more