Disability and mental health

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Provision of services for people with mental illness under the transition to the NDIS in SA

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Our submission to this inquiry highlighted the risks and challenges of people experiencing mental health issues who are likely to be ineligible for the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) and the need for ongoing, community based support for these people outside the NDIS framework.

Implementation of the NDIS and the provision of disability services in NSW

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Mission Australia made a submission to the NSW Parliamentary inquiry into the implementation of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) and the provision of disability services in NSW. The submission highlighted the gaps in the current framework and the need for additional support for people who are currently in receipt of supports but are ineligible for the NDIS.

Mission Australia submission Accessibility and quality of mental health services in rural and remote Australia

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Our submission to the inquiry into accessibility and quality of mental health services in rural and remote Australia is based on a combination of research and insights from our service provision. It makes a broad range of recommendations in relation to access to mental health services, improving suicide prevention, overcoming workforce challenges and other matters. 

Prevention of youth suicide in NSW

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Youth suicide is an escalating issue in NSW that requires timely and effective responses.  We welcome the opportunity to provide input to the inquiry on the prevention of youth suicide in NSW. This submission focuses on the terms of reference in relation to provision of services in local communities and provision of services for vulnerable and at risk groups. 

Submission on the Fifth National Mental Health Plan

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Mission Australia has responded to the Federal Government’s draft Fifth National Mental Health Plan. The draft Plan includes some important priorities, but we believe that much more needs to be done to improve the fragmented mental health system in Australia so that it can meet the needs of people living with a mental illness.

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