The Productivity Commission final report on its inquiry into mental health was released on 16 November. The Commission finds that reform of the mental health system would produce large improvements in people’s quality of life and in increased economic participation.
The report makes recommendations to the Australian and state and territory governments, to improve the mental health of people of all ages and cultural backgrounds, working with people who have experience of mental illness, and with their families and carers. The recommended reforms extend across workplaces, schools and universities, the justice system, community groups and services for healthcare, psychosocial support, and housing.
15 May to 25 May 2020
The reports are now available – click here to read more.
New report shows large numbers of people with mental health conditions are not transitioning to the NDIS
A team from Community Mental Health Australia (CMHA) and the University of Sydney have released the final report that outlines concerning findings that a high proportion of people living with serious mental illness have not applied for the NDIS and of those who have applied, a large proportion have been found ineligible.
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.
The Norrie Report. A review of Forensic Mental Health and Disability Services within the Northern Territory.
People with mental health problems and intellectual and cognitive disability are markedly over represented at all points in the criminal justice system (CJS). As such forensic mental health and disability services are required to provide assessment, treatment and care for these individuals not only during their contact with the CJS, but also into the community. In addition, individuals may be found by courts, because of their mental illness or disability, not to be criminally responsible or to be unfit for trial. This patient cohort also requires the input of Forensic Mental Health and Disability Services.
This report provides the findings of an expert independent review of Northern Territory (NT) Health services provided to people in contact with the criminal justice system or within the youth justice system, who have a mental health problem or a cognitive impairment.
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.
In February 2017, the Northern Territory Primary Health Network engaged the Northern Territory Mental Health Coalition, as the peak body for community managed mental health services in the Northern Territory, to undertake the Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Service Review (MH and SP Service Review).
Opportunities for strengthening approaches to the social determinants and cultural determinants of Indigenous health: Report on the national consultations December 2017. For more information click here
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This work kit has been developed to guide the way communications professionals talk about the Northern Territory’s youth justice reform.
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Joint Standing Committees Report: Provision of services under the NDIS for people with psychosocial disabilities related to a mental health condition – August 2017
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Resources, tools and products for the disability sector. Click here
Mental Illness Fellowship of Australia (NT) is calling on the Territory and Federal Government to protect existing supports for mental health carers, following the release of a major new report showing informal mental health carers are contributing $13.2 billion annually caring for people with mental illness, 1.7 times more than government investment in mental health services nationally. For the Media Release click here
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