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.

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 […]

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 […]

Our Core Values

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Archived from Australian Mental Health Party In consultation with our members and public advisory group, the Australian Mental Health Party has developed a set of core values to guide us into the future. Our core values will be used as a lens (or prism) through which the party will evaluate issues, inform policies, make decisions, and select […]