This COVID-19 Fact Sheet provides information and advice for organisations, businesses, employees and volunteers
The NDIA agency has recently released a new comprehensive report on the data and outcome trends in regard to people with psychosocial disabilities in the Scheme.
This report has been developed by the Office of the Scheme Actuary in response to requests for additional data to the data provided in the quarterly reports.
National Mental Health Commission Report makes key recommendations to help improve our mental health system
23 September 2019. To view the full report.
Guidelines for best practice psychosocial assessment of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people presenting to hospital with self-harm and suicidal thoughts
Guidelines for best practice psychosocial assessment of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people presenting to hospital with self-harm and suicidal thoughts.
The Northern Territory Government is hosting Industry Forums across the Northern Territory to talk about the NT Human Services Industry Plan.
The human services industry in the Northern Territory plays a vital role in the lives of Territorians. Access to high-quality human services contributes to the wellbeing of individuals and the welfare of the community as a whole, and underpins economic and social participation.
The Northern Territory Government is reviewing the NT Mental Health Strategic Plan to better meet the social and emotional needs of Territorians and align priorities with the Fifth National Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Plan.
Following community feedback, a draft strategic plan will be developed and provided to stakeholders for final comment mid-April 2019.
The NT Mental Health Strategic Plan 2019 – 2025 will be publicly released in May 2019.
There is still time to have your say by completing the online feedback form by 31 March 2019.
A national project reporting on transition rates for Partners in Recovery (PIR), Personal Helpers and Mentors (PHaMs) and Day to Day Living (D2DL) clients into the NDIS has released its first interim update.
A joint partnership between Community Mental Health Australia (CMHA) members and the University of Sydney, collated national data on transition rates of clients across the three programs to show rates of eligibility for the NDIS, the number of clients not applying for the NDIS and the reasons why individuals are deciding not to apply. Interim Report, Phase 1. December 2018.
This is an important project which will help to ensure real and accurate data about the transition to the NDIS.
New report ‘offers hope and inspiration.’
Inspiring stories of how two Indigenous communities dramatically reduced high levels of suicide among their people through community lead and owned solutions were shared at the second National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Suicide Prevention Conference in Perth.
The stories from these communities – the Tiwi Islands and the Queesland rural community of Yarrabah – are detailed in a report ‘Stories from Community’ by the Healing Foundation, available here
A Guide for Local Health Networks (LHNs) and Primary Health Networks (PHNs) is available to inform and assist regional planning. The guide can be found here
- NDIS Events in the Northern Territory
- NDIS Quality and Safeguards Commission will roll out across Victoria, Queensland, Tasmania, Australia’s Capital Territory and the Northern Territory from 1 July 2019
- Important deadlines for Northern Territory providers
- NT Quality and Safeguarding Framework
- NT Quality and Safeguarding Domains, Elements and Indicators Guide
- NT Quality and Safeguarding Framework Summary Overview
Mental Health Australia is managing an exciting project which aims to develop alternative ways to provide support for NDIS participants with psychosocial disability than those currently on offer at this stage of NDIS rollout. Over the coming months, Mental Health Australia will be working with consumers, carers and other experts through a Delphi process to refine a set of alternative typical support packages. To learn more click here.
The Northern Territory (NT) Office of Disability has developed a discussion paper on the proposed NT National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) Restrictive Practices Authorisation Framework.
The proposed NT NDIS Authorisation Framework will provide a process for registered NDIS service providers to request authorisation for the use of a restrictive practice(s) while maintaining safeguards for NDIS participants in the Territory. The proposed NT Authorisation Framework will only apply to NDIS participants that have a behaviour support plan (BSP) that includes a restrictive practice(s) developed by a registered NDIS behaviour support practitioner and receiving NDIS supports.
The introduction of the NT NDIS Authorisation Framework will be a new function for the NT Government and your feedback on the proposed structure, key features and process is important and most welcome.
Forums will be held in Darwin and Alice Springs and will give you an opportunity to further discuss the proposed NT NDIS Authorisation Framework.
The venues are wheelchair accessible. Please advise of any other accessibility requirements on the registration form.
To register for the forum please use the links below:
Thu. 22 November 2018
8:30 am – 11:00 am ACST
Mon. 19 November 2018
11:00 am – 1:30 pm
It’s hoped a multilingual cartoon will encourage people with disability to speak up about dodgy care under the National Disability Insurance Scheme in Northern Territory.
The new NT government campaign included a range of resources – a video cartoon, bookmarks and posters – that will be spread across the NT and translated into five different Aboriginal languages.
This Fact Sheet provides information to persons conducting a business or undertaking (PCBU) and workers on how to address psychological health risks under the Work Health and Safety (WHS) Act to ensure the health, safety and welfare of all persons at work.
The 2018 NEDC Members’ Meeting is a free forum showcasing the collective impact of knowledge building and research in eating disorders. This year’s theme is “Eating Disorders in Primary Care”, with a special welcome to Primary Health Networks (PHNs). For more information and to register click here
The Darwin Mental Health Network is an information sharing and networking opportunity for Workers within the Mental Health Sector. For more information click here
Get your Support Coordination skills up to scratch with TeamHEALTH’s award winning, tried and tested, NDIS CREW Training, 4th June 2018. The NDIS WoW training will provide you with the tools and technical skills required to provide NDIS Support Coordination (Level 2). To learn more click here. To register click here
At Mental Health Australia the vision is for mentally healthy people, and mentally healthy communities. A new report, released 1 May, Investing to Save, presents a major contribution towards that vision. It shows how we can, with the right targeted investments, improve the mental health of our community, and in turn the mental wealth of the nation. Read the report here
Wednesday, 11 April 2018 1:15 pm – 2:15 pm, at the Australian Red Cross Training Room. For more information contact Sharon Jeffrey here
Sector Summary Report for Collection 1 of the National Disability Service Providers Benchmarking Survey
This report is independently produced by AbleInsight and is the first public report from the newly established Disability Service Providers’ Benchmarking Function, which is enabled by the administration of an annual Benchmarking Survey (‘Survey’). To view the report click here
National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Leadership in Mental Health (NATSILMH) launched two important documents for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander social and emotional wellbeing, mental health and suicide prevention, to mark National Close the Gap Day 2018.
The first is NATSILMH’s Health in Culture – Gayaa Dhuwi (Proud Spirit) Declaration Implementation Guide. Click here to view.
The second is NATSILMH’s Health in Culture – Policy Concordance. Click here to view.
The Mental Health Coordinating Council (MHCC) has developed two easy-to-use resources to support mental health and human services ensure that any event or activity that they facilitate, such as a conference, workshop, seminar, consultation, training or meetings, follow trauma-informed principles. These resources aim to promote a supportive culture that encourages collaboration and trust between the host organisation, presenters and attendees. To view resources click here