Productivity Commission Draft Report Into Mental Health

Public comment closed this week to the Australian Productivity Commission Draft Report Into Mental Health. MHACA was broadly supportive of the draft report, however highlighted some key concerns in our submission:

  • The draft report does not consider in depth the very key role of the community managed mental health support sector in assisting people with mental health difficulties over the long-term in their process of recovery.
  • We share the concern raised in the report about the lack of mental health support services available in the community for those not eligible for the NDIS.
  • Aboriginal people in remote and very remote communities in the NT have been disadvantaged in their mental health care and have not received adequate supports.
  • We support the emphasis on delivery of suicide prevention by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander organisations and encourage a strategy to build the capacity of those organisations to develop place-based strategies.
  • We believe that an emphasis on peer work is important and support the recommendations in the draft Report however we encourage a broader reflection of the many and varied ways in which people with mental health difficulties can bring their lived experience to mental health services.

Read MHACA’s full submission at https://mhaca.org.au/wp-content/uploads/sites/13/Productivity-Commission-Draft-Report-on-Mental-Health.pdf

Read the draft report overview here:
https://www.pc.gov.au/…/dr…/mental-health-draft-overview.pdf

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The Housing and Homelessness Support Worker (HHSW) will work across MHACA’s housing and homelessness programs specifically the Tenancy Support Program and Housing Psychosocial and Support Program.

For the Position Description and how to apply go to www.mhaca.org.au/2023/01/27/career-opportunity-housing-and-homelessness-support-worker-2/

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MHACA is seeking a Housing and Homelessness Support Worker. 

The Housing and Homelessness Support Worker (HHSW) will work across MHACA’s housing and homelessness programs specifically the Tenancy Support Program and Housing Psychosocial and Support Program. 

For the Position Description and how to apply go to https://www.mhaca.org.au/2023/01/27/career-opportunity-housing-and-homelessness-support-worker-2/

Temporary full time 12 month contract with potential opportunity to become permanent.

MHACA EAP/NT SACS Level 4.1 ($78,353 - $84,320) Plus Salary Sacrifice

Applications close Wednesday 1 February at 4pm

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There are still a couple spots left for the SafeTALK workshop which will be delivered in Alice Springs on Wednesday 1 February. Register at https://www.mhaca.org.au/suicidepreventiontraining/

The Mental Health Association of Central Australia (MHACA) delivers the Central Australia Suicide Prevention Training Program.  For more information please call 0437 947 257 or email training@mhaca.org.au

Find other upcoming training opportunities at https://www.mhaca.org.au/suicidepreventiontraining/
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