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Upcoming Colloquium - Disadvantage and the health of people with psychosocial disabilities - CANCELLED

The upcoming Colloquium, "Disadvantage and the health of people with psychosocial disabilities," scheduled for Wednesday 24 September 2014 has been cancelled.

Funding finalised for national project to develop 'best practice' Practical Guide for Working with Carers of People with a Mental Illness in Australia

Funding has now been finalised for a national project to develop a ‘best practice’ nationally consistent Practical Guide for Working with Carers of People with a Mental Illness in Australia which will support mental health service providers in the public and private sectors and community managed organisations to work with carers in a more meaningful, engaging and inclusive manner. Read more>

Book your free ticket for our Victorian pre-election forum Lifting The Lid on Mental Health 2014

The forum is at the Melbourne Town Hall on Wednesday, September 10 and gives everyone the chance to come and hear from, and talk to, Liberal, Labor and Greens reps who will speak about their vision for mental health. To book>

Upcoming Colloquium - Disadvantage and the health of people with psychosocial disabilities - CANCELLED

Professor Anne Kavanagh, Director of the Gender and Women’s Health Unit, Centre of Health Equity, Melbourne School of Population and Global Health, University of Melbourne will present "Disadvantage and the health of people with psychosocial disabilities" at the next Mind Colloquium to be held on Wednesday 24 September 2014. Read more > 

Join the conversation - Carer and consumer online forums launched

Australians with lived experience of mental illness, or caring for someone who does, can now connect and share experiences in a safe online community developed by SANE Australia and supported by Mind. Read more >

Professor Larry Davidson wins prestigious award for schizophrenia research

Yale University's Professor Larry Davidson has won the 2014 Alexander Gralnick Research Investigator Prize for exceptional contributions to the study of schizophrenia, other serious mental illnesses and mentoring leaders in the field of mental health. His work on recovery oriented practice informs Mind's services framework. Read more >

Mental Health Services Conference (TheMHS) 2013 Book of Proceedings now available

The Mental Health Services Conference (TheMHS) 2013 Book of Proceedings is now available online for free until 2015. The papers include presentations by Mind staff and cover a range of mental health issues from a wide group of people involved in mental health services. Read more >

Impact of care coordination on Australia’s mental health service delivery system

Care coordination models have developed in response to the recognition that Australia’s health and welfare service system can be difficult to access. This paper explores how the Partners in Recovery (PIR) initiative provides an opportunity for the development of more effective and efficient models of coordinated care. Read more > 

PRESS RELEASE: Community mental health services provision in Bendigo

On 1 August 2014 Mind Australia commenced the delivery of community mental health services in Loddon Mallee region as a lead provider under the reformed Victorian mental health system. Read more >

Mind Deputy Chief Executive Officer Dr Margaret Grigg warns of possible wait lists for Central Victorian mental health services.

Dr Grigg today told ABC News that a lack of resources may lead to waiting lists for community mental health services. Read more >

As of 1 July 2014 Mental Health Complaints Commission comes into operation

The MHCC was established through Victoria’s new Mental Health Act 2014 to receive and resolve complaints about Victorian public mental health services. It is completely independent and separate from mental health services. Read more > 

People with psychosocial disability want better health, jobs and friends: new research

The National Disability Insurance Scheme is in its pilot phase and according to new research at one trial site, people are clear about what they want from this ground-breaking change in service provision. Read more > 

Radical reform needed for mental health system says peak body

Australia’s mental health sector needs radical and sustained reform to remedy a “fundamentally broken system”, says the Mental Health Council of Australia in its latest submission to the Federal Government’s review. Read more >

PRESS RELEASE: Recommission Outcomes for Victoria

Reforming Community Support Services for People with a Mental Illness: Outcomes for Mind Australia Read more > 

Trauma and Homelessness Initiative (THI)

The Trauma and Homelessness Initiative (THI) was launched in early May. The initiative involved a series of four studies designed to investigate the nature of the relationship between trauma and homelessness, with each study building on the findings of the last. Read more >

Community Recovery Program launch

The Minister for Mental Health Mary Wooldridge officially opened Austin Health’s new Community Recovery Program (CRP), co-located with the Heidelberg Repatriation Hospital on 17 April 2014. A joint initiative between Austin Health and Mind it provides an additional 22 beds for people with mental illness. Read more >

Mind Carer Development Fund 

On 26 March 2014, guests and Mind staff celebrated the launch the Mind Carer Development Fund. As part of a shared commitment to developing services and supports for families and carers of people with mental ill-health, Mind Australia and ARAEFMI Victoria, both contributed $750,000 towards the fund. Read more >

Carers, Please Tell Your Stories

ARAFMI Australia is currently seeking personal stories from mental health carers for their website ‘My National Voice’. The ‘My National Voice’ website raises awareness of carer issues through publishing personal stories online, and collating these stories for national advocacy initiatives. Read more > 


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