A Caring Health System

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Archived from Australian Mental Health Party When we connect to health care, it’s usually in a state of concern, discomfort, or distress. A well-designed health system would ideally respond in a sensitive way to people, adapting to reflect the needs of consumers. Right now, Australia needs a more caring approach to health care. There’s a […]

Educational Reforms

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Archived from Australian Mental Health Party What does a person-centred education system look like? Providing high-quality education is critical for the future prosperity of our nation. The kind of education we need includes more than just preparing young people to join the workforce. Our vision is for a comprehensive education for every Australian. In addition […]

A Smarter Economy

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Archived from Australian Mental Health Party What does a person-centred economy look like? In our view, a good economy encourages all people to participate at their very best. Our vision is a society where people are better able to connect, take up opportunities, and interact with the world around them. We believe Australia can find […]

Accessing enough help

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Archived from Australian Mental Health Party Our party wants policy to be based on good evidence. In mental health care, the government lags behind in a few critical areas. One of those is areas is Australia’s reliance on programs where people can access a fixed upper limit of appointments. That’s fine if you don’t need […]

Thinking Bigger

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Archived from Australian Mental Health Party When people say ‘mental health’ what comes to mind for most people is ‘mental illness’. We don’t tend to think about how life is shaped by our experiences and that every moment of every day, our mental life is at the core of everything we do. Just as your […]

More meaningful lives

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Archived from Australian Mental Health Party People function better when daily activities are meaningful to them. Our party is focused on policies which help people aspire and reach their potential. We will help Australians connect better with each other, their community, and the world around them. Other parties simplify issues of this kind down to […]

Mental Health is an Investment

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Archived from Australian Mental Health Party Our party sees the minds of Australian people as our number one asset. A mentally healthy society helps people reach their potential, make the most of life, and strive for a better future. Years of neglect to mental health care in Australia are weighing us down. A sense of […]

Mental Health and the Federal Budget 2018

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Archived from Australian Mental Health Party Last week the 2018 Federal Budget figures were announced. The Government announced $338.1 M of new investment in mental health care spanning three main areas: (1) suicide prevention, (2) older Australians, and (3) research. Our party has taken a closer look at those figures to help everyone make sense […]

One more try…

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For over a decade now I have tried to convince politicians of the need to address mental health care. For my part, the main focus has been on basic public access to psychological care in the community. I’ve largely been motivated by an optimistic notion of democracy: that if we inform our politicians adequately then […]