Australian Mental Health Party (archives)

From 2014 to 2020 the Australian Mental Health Party (AMHP) provided political representation for optimal mental health
and well-being at the Federal level. The archives below provide a small snapshot of the party did across those years.

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 […]

Medicare Reforms

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Archived from Australian Mental Health Party Medicare support for psychological care has been problematic for many years. At the National Conference, the Australian Mental Health Party will propose several areas of reform to directly address and resolve these issues. More appointments for those who need them In the current Medicare system people can access up to ten […]

WAAMH forum on the WA state election 2017

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Archived from Australian Mental Health Party Last week, we attended the WAAMH public forum on the WA State Election. WAAMH have kindly provided a dot point summary of what each party representative said at the forum. We’d like to share our own reflections which may help people understand some of these issues better leading up to the […]

Our first steps

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Archived from Australian Mental Health Party Thanks to our supporters, we now have a federal political party dedicated to mental health and well-being. While the focus of other political parties is on business, workplace issues, and the environment, our political party is about valuing people as our number one asset. For too long, the political […]

Fifth National Mental Health Plan

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Archived from Australian Mental Health Party Last week we attended the national consultation in Perth to talk about the draft of Australia’s Fifth National Mental Health Plan. We brought along three of our representatives, to give a variety of perspectives: Paul McNeela (from the Executive), Heather Galbraith (from the WA Advisory), and myself. This was an […]