Mr David Butt, CEO of the National Rural Health Alliance to join us this November.

Mr David Butt, CEO of the National Rural Health Alliance joins us at the upcoming 8th Rural and Remote Mental Health Symposium and will discuss ‘Consensus Statement on Identification and Care for the Physical Health of People with a Mental Illness’. We know that people with a mental illness die younger – between 10 and 32 years earlier – than the general population.  They have higher rates of physical illness, …

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Webinar – national approach to mental health services

Free Webinar – “What will the new national approach to mental health services mean for people in rural and remote areas?” 10.00am-11.00am Eastern Summer Time, Thursday 17 December 2015 In April 2015 the National Mental Health Commission released its National Review of Mental Health Programmes and Services. The review provided “a strong, achievable and practical plan for modernising and reforming Australia’s mental health system and ultimately improving the lives of …

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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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