NSW Launches Charter 2020 A National Consensus for Mental Health Reform

NSW Launches Charter 2020 A National Consensus for Mental Health Reform

The Mental Health Coordinating Council has joined with over 100 leading mental health and suicide prevention organisations to sign the Charter 2020: Time to Fix Mental Health – a set of agreed principles that are crucial to improving Australia’s mental health system. This is an unprecedented show of unity ahead of the release this week […]

Challenge Stigma and Build Inclusive Communities on World Mental Health Day

October 10 is World Mental Health Day, a day to challenge perceptions of mental health and recognise the part we all play in creating a culture that supports mental health. One in five Australians live with a mental health condition and the Mental Health Coordinating Council (MHCC) is committed to working in partnership to build […]

More Needed to Improve NDIS Access for People with Psychosocial Disability

Significant numbers of people with complex mental health conditions are being deemed ineligible for the NDIS or have not applied due to intricacies of the applications process, a report by University of Sydney and Community Mental Health Australia shows. As Commonwealth mental health support programs like Partners in Recovery, the Personal Helpers and Mentors Service […]

Rural and Remote Representation Required for the Embracing Change Project Advisory Group

ADVISORY GROUP: EOI The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) Quality and Safeguards Commission has provided funding under the NDIS Provider Program to the Mental Health Coordinating Council (MHCC) to deliver the project ‘Embracing Change: Applying the Practice Standards in Psychosocial Disability Services’. The project is aiming to create greater national awareness and understanding of the […]

Vale Leonie Manns

It is with deep sadness that MHCC heard about the death of MHCC’s first CEO Leonie Manns. Leonine was CEO from 1994 to 1998. As a person with lived experience Leonie had a passion for advocating in the sector and in particular for consumer participation. Leonie made a strong commitment to advocacy in the mental […]

More Community Based Mental Health Services Needed

Too many people with mental health issues are forced to rely on emergency departments because of a lack of community mental health services that could intervene early, CEO of the Mental Health Coordinating Council, Carmel Tebbutt, said in response to health data released today. New data released by the Bureau of Health Information reveals that […]

Disability Royal Commission Update

Since the Royal Commission’s initial workshop with advocacy groups, further workshops have been held with legal practitioners and disability service providers – the latter including National Disability Services. Feedback was sought by the Commissioners on areas of focus for the enquiry. Discussion focused on homes and living, education and learning, economic participation, justice, health and sexuality. […]

Voice. Treaty. Truth. Let’s Work Together

MHCC supports NAIDOC Week and the theme “Voice. Treaty. Truth. Let’s Work Together”. As a community mental health organisation, MHCC understands the importance of working and walking alongside  Indigenous communities, and of acknowledging the historical truth of trauma, its intergenerational impacts and the strength of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities to determine the healing […]

Changes to Commonwealth Funded Mental Health Programs

As you know, July is an important month for changes to Commonwealth mental health programs. The following service providers have been commissioned by Primary Health Networks (PHN) to deliver National Psychosocial Support (NPS) services across NSW : – Metropolitan NSW Central and Eastern Sydney PHN – Flourish Australia Northern Sydney PHN – Mission Australia South […]

Psychosocial Disability Services Embracing Change

The Mental Health Coordinating Council (MHCC) welcomes the announcement today by the Hon. Stuart Robert MP, Minister for the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) of the grant recipients under the Support for NDIS Providers Program. MHCC have been supported through grant funding from the Australian Government of $629,000 to implement the project ‘Embracing Change: Applying […]