David Butt, National Mental Health Commission presents

National Mental Health Commission: We are pleased to announce Mr David Butt, CEO, National Mental Health Commission as a Keynote Speaker at The 17th International Mental Health Conference to be held at the brand new Sea World Resort Conference Centre on the Gold Coast, QLD from the 11 -12 August 2016. David Butt will be speaking on; ‘Consensus statement on identification and care for the physical health of people with …

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Rural and Remote Mental Health and Suicide Prevention: An Update on Progress

Mr David Butt,  CEO of the National Mental Health Commission, will present an update on the progress in rural and remote mental health and suicide prevention in a Keynote presentation at the 7th Rural and Remote Mental Health Symposium.  The Symposium will be held at the Novotel Forest Resort Creswick, Victoria 26 – 28 November 2015. Keynote Presenter: David Butt David Butt was appointed CEO of the National Mental Health Commission in January 2014. David …

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E-mental health treatment could help remote areas according to Keynote David Butt

Full article entitled Online chat rooms could be future of remote mental health, experts says published on ABC News 25 May 2015 by Katherine Gregory Mental health experts say people living in remote, regional and rural parts of Australia are more vulnerable to mental health problems because of poor socio-economic conditions and a lack of accessible services. The Mental Health Commission’s chief executive David Butt said bad housing, high unemployment and chronic diseases …

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A Contributing Life – workforce and specific challenges for regional, rural and remote Australia

The focus of the National Mental Health Commission’s national review has been to assess the efficiency and effectiveness of programmes and services in supporting individuals experiencing mental ill health and their families and other support people to lead a contributing life and to engage productively in the community. One of the terms of reference for the review is to examine mental health workforce development and the specific challenges for regional, …

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The National Mental Health Commission: reviews, report cards and reform

The National Mental Health Commission has been tasked by the Australian Government to undertake an independent review of the mental health system. This review is examining existing mental health services and programmes across all levels of government, and the private and non-government sectors. It is focussing on efficiency, effectiveness, gaps, duplication and unnecessary red tape. It will provide pragmatic advice on how we invest and what we invest in to help …

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