MHCC undertakes a great variety of research, policy and sector capacity building projects to ultimately improve quality of life for people living with mental health conditions.
For more of our current work in advocacy, reform and capacity building visit:
Supported decision-making is an approach with a set of values to support people living with mental health conditions including cognitive difficulties to make important decisions, exercise legal capacity and exert greater choice and control. Supported decision-making can assist a person to live a more independent, dignified and meaningful life, which is particularly important in relation to the NDIS.
Trauma-Informed Care and Practice (TICP) is an approach which recognises trauma, its prevalence and dynamics, in all aspects of service delivery. TICP supports services in moving from a caretaker to a collaborator role. It is a strengths-based framework that emphasises physical, psychological, and emotional safety for both service providers and survivors, and creates opportunities for survivors to rebuild a sense of control and empowerment.