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The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) represents a major opportunity to deliver much-needed services and support for people with a range of disabilities. The Mental Health Council of Australia (MHCA) supports the NDIS, especially given the bi-partisan commitment to increasing funding to support people with...
This study finds that more support, services and education are needed to appropriately care for Australia's ageing population.
This paper explores differences between two types of illicit drug users (heroin users and non-heroin users) in relation to injecting risk behaviours, self-reported mental health, driving and crime.
Key findingsParticipants were divided into two groups based on recent heroin use: heroin...
Mental illness in young men costs the Australian economy A$387,000 per hour and over nine million working days lost per annum – figures which this report argues cannot be ignored by the business sector.
The human and economic costs of mental illness in Australia...
This report explores the factors that contribute to successful course completion for students with a mental illness, with a particular focus on the role of disclosure.
This report provides a snapshot of the prevalence of mental illness in association with common chronic conditions in Australia in 2007.
This report provides information on adults aged 18-64 years with psychotic illness in contact with public specialised mental health services, as well as those receiving mental health services from non-government organisations.
The second national survey of psychotic illness was conducted in 2010 to provide...
How do Australians with a mental illness fare when they become parents? How well are they supported during pregnancy and the early years – by maternal and child health services and by mental health services – and what action is needed to improve...
This report asks what is meant by social and emotional wellbeing for children and young people and identifies possible national indicators based on these constructs.
Why is there so little nationally and internationally comparable data on the social and emotional wellbeing of children and...