A ‘Practical Guide for Working with Carers of People with a Mental Illness’ has been created by a consortium of experts in mental health care, including Helping Minds, Mind Australia, Private Mental Health Consumer Carer Network (Australia), Mental Health Australia and Mental Health Carers ARAFMI Australia. The main aim of the guide is to provide practical assistance for providers to work with carers in a meaningful, mutually beneficial way. A partnership approach has been adopted with the aim to enhance outcomes for consumers
This edition features information about the Mental Health and Alcohol & Other Drugs Reform, with an update from the Adelaide PHN and information on how to get involved. Also, an update about My Health Record (Formally called Personally Controlled Electronic Health Record).
The National Safety and Quality Health Service (NSQHS) Standards were designed to drive improvements in safety and quality in health care across Australia.
The primary aim of the NSQHS Standards is to protect the public from harm and to improve the quality of health service provision. The standards for community health services are available here.
In the latest National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) Mental Health Network update, you can read about the latest updates on the NDIS and Mental Health. Click here to go to the MH Australia NDIS Capacity Building Project Update.