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Archive for April, 2012

Craze Lateral Solutions has been engaged to conduct this project, which aims “to develop a national framework for recovery oriented mental health service provision that spans all levels of service delivery to meet the needs of consumers, carers and the community.”

From their website:

The promotion and adoption of a recovery oriented culture within Australian mental [...]

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From Mission’s Australi’s website:
A program aimed at tackling homelessness among Sydney men has delivered dramatic results while producing significant public savings, according to a Mission Australia report being launched today.
Mission Australia’s Michael Project – a three-year initiative funded by a private donor – provided the men with quick access to a range of dental, [...]

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MEDIA RELEASE:
PRIME MINISTER
MINISTER FOR MENTAL HEALTH
MINISTER FOR HOUSING
CANBERRA
13 APRIL 2012
The Council of Australian Governments today agreed help improve the care and support provided to people living with severe and persistent mental illness and complex care needs
through a new National Partnership Agreement.
The Gillard Government will provide $200 million to [...]

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The Government has announced a tender for online and phone mental health services.
The full media release is below.

THE HON. MARK BUTLER MP
Minister for Mental Health and Ageing
Minister for Social Inclusion
Minister Assisting the Prime Minister on Mental Health Reform
MEDIA RELEASE
11 April 2012
BOOST TO MENTAL HEALTH HELP OVER THE PHONE OR ONLINE
More Australians living with [...]

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A new SANE Australia study is investigating the challenges of being a parent of a school-age child, when you have a mental illness.
Produced in consultation with Children of Parents with a Metal Illness (COPMI), the online surveyinvestigates parents’ concerns and seeks ideas for how services can be improved.
Results from this confidential study will be published in a special SANE [...]

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The mental health workforce in Australia is growing, according to new figures released on 11 April by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW).
“..The latest workforce information on the AIHW‘s Mental Health Services in Australia website (available at http://mhsa.aihw.gov.au/resources/workforce/) shows the number of psychiatrists (including psychiatrists-in-training) per 100,000 people increased at an average yearly rate [...]

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