‘Value for money’: the impact of transitions to consumer-directed care for older people with complex mental health needs

The transition to consumer-directed care in the aged care sector from July 2013 heralds a new level of transparency and accountability in the delivery of services, which will have implications for almost all areas of community services. Much like consumers of any other product or service, aged care consumers will be empowered to ask for a quote, and expect an itemised account demonstrating value for money. This presents a challenge …

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Mental health stigma

Mental health stigma still affecting Australian workers, with research showing 4 in 10 hide depression from employers By Matthew Grimson Four out of 10 Australians who take sick leave for depression keep it hidden from their employer, with almost half fearing their job would be compromised if they revealed their illness. A SANE Australia study of 1,000 workers found Australians were almost twice as likely not to tell their boss …

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15th International Mental Health Conference 2014 Launch

The Australian and New Zealand Mental Health Association is pleased to announce the 15th International Mental Health Conference will be held at the QT Hotel, Surfers Paradise from Monday 25th to Tuesday 26th August 2014.  Optional workshops will be held on Wednesday the 27th of August. The conference theme “Mental Health: Innovation | Integration | Early Intervention”, will focus on Suicide, Dementia, Depression, Personality Disorders and Trauma. Featuring Australia and …

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