For information: Mental health in rural areas - an update

Monday, 7 December 2015

A free webinar is being provided by the NRHA on just what the government's promised new direction for mental health services will mean for rural people.

The webinar will be on-line from 10.00am -11.00am Eastern Summer Time on Thursday 17 December.

Speakers will be:

  • Ian Hickie AM, Mental Health Commissioner; Brain and Mind Centre, Sydney University
  • Frank Quinlan, Chief Executive Officer, Mental Health Australia
  • Russell Roberts, rural/remote mental health service consultant

To register for the webinar before the event, click on the following link: http://ruralhealth.org.au/event/webinar/rural-and-remote-areas-and-refocusing-commonwealth-mental-health-services

Background:

In April 2015 the National Mental Health Commission released its National Review of Mental Health Programmes and Services. The review provided "a strong, achievable and practical plan for modernising and reforming Australia’s mental health system and ultimately improving the lives of millions of Australians".

Last month the Australian Government responded to the Review stating it aimed "to transform Commonwealth mental health funding and leadership over the next three years to achieve a more efficient, integrated and sustainable mental health system and to improve mental health service delivery for Australians".

What will the changes mean for mental health services and their clients in rural and remote areas?

 

Further information: Paulina Leko, Office Manager      02 6285 4660