Mental Health Week – Special Edition
Almost one in 10 Australians accessed mental health services in 2010–11, according to a report released today by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare to coincide with World Mental Health Day.
Health Minister Peter Dutton has avoided setting a deadline on a review of mental health services, but says he does not want the process to “drag on.”
In 1993, the Burdekin report gave a damning account of Australia’s mental health system. It called on all levels of government to do better in every aspect of mental health service delivery in Australia.
More work needs to be done to support people living with mental illness to sustain social housing tenancies, especially those relying on Centrelink payments, as the only alternative is life on the streets, according to new research.
When legislation to establish the national disability insurance scheme was passed last year, it was hailed as a breakthrough. It was seen, quite rightly, as a win for dignity and choice for people with severe disabilities and for the people who care for them.
More than one in five Australians have experienced discrimination in the workplace due to mental illness, according to a study by the Mental Health Council of Australia (MHCA).