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Mental Health: How to raise community awareness?

Almost half of all Australians aged between 16-85 will experience mental health problems in their life. But, what exactly is a mental health issue? A person’s mental health affects how they feel, think, behave and relate to others. Mental illness includes various disorders ranging from low to high severity and ranging from long term to …

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Changes To The Aged Sector : Expidited Growth, New Expectations And Funding

It is expected that those aged 65 and over will comprise of 15 percent of the population by 2050, for OECD countries, placing our country in a more than befitting position for a reassessment of our aged service sector. Albeit Australia has been accredited as a leading model of care for the aged, there is …

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Review a Service Provider to Receive a Free Movie Ticket

Want to see a movie for FREE? Post a review for your disability, aged care or mental health provider on My Care My Choice and you will receive a FREE movie ticket to one of Telethon’s Community Cinemas. ➡️ It’s that simple – click the link below and follow the instructions below! 1. Use the …

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Breaking the Silence Around Men’s Mental Health

The concern for mental health and mental illness is widespread in Australia. In 2017- 18, 4.8 million Australians (20.1%) had reported experiencing a mental or behavioural condition. This is an increase from 4 million (17.5%) in 2014-15. And looking into the gender disparities, these were fairly similar with women at 22.3% and men at 17.9%. …

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Core and Capacity Building Budgets to be Flexible From 1st July

Minister Stuart Roberts fronted the National Press Club this afternoon, announcing a plan to deliver the final 20% of the NDIS and “set it up for future success.” There was a lot of talk about the progress the government has already made. But, significantly more interestingly, there was also some promises of changes to come …

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NDIS Eligibility & Pre-planning Toolkit

As part of a Department of Communities state-wide grant, Brightwater has developed a useful one-stop NDIS resource for individuals and their families, carers, guardians, health and other human services professionals, and disability service providers. The NDIS Toolkit has been developed to support the sector in guiding individuals with complex support needs through NDIS eligibility and …

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Why Your Mental Health Matters

One in seven young Australians experience a mental health condition but only 65% of these people seek help from health services. Mental health is a person’s emotional and psychological well-being, where they understand their ability to function positively and cope with change in day-to-day life. Often the term ‘mental health’ is misunderstood with ‘mental illness’, …

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Enable the Disabled with Quality Care

Over 4 million people have some form of disability. That’s 1 in 5 people. The disability rate in Australia has remained fairly stable, with 18.5% of people reporting disability in 2012 and 18.3% in 2015. However, the disability community is more than just numbers, as Australia continues to strive towards the support and inclusivity of …

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The Importance of Quality Aged Care

Australia’s population is aging as we are living longer than ever before. The percentage of people aged 65 years and over in the total population was 15% in 2017, but is expected to increase between 21% and 23% by 2066. A growing number will mean a greater demand for aged care and added pressures on …

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Insights from the latest NDIS report August 2019

Jess Karlsson, Chairperson My Care My Choice The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) has been described as the largest health reform in Australia since Medicare was launched in the mid 80’s. This is due to the significant change it is, and will continue to have on the disability sector, providers, participants, carers and the broader …

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