Submission | Last updated 24th September 2020
NSW Mental Health Branch: Language in policy and standard communications re forensic policy directives and communications
Submission | Last updated 31st October 2018
In relation to the proposed use of the term ‘unlawful act’ instead of ‘index event’ MHCC recommends other alternatives that from a forensic human rights perspective do no imply criminal responsibility; whilst still acknowledging the gravity and impact of the offence from a victim’s perspective.
Review of seclusion, restraint and observation of consumers with a mental illness in NSW Health facilities
Submission | Last updated 23rd September 2017
MHCC have long advocated that the intentions of the Mental Health Act 2007 (NSW) (the Act) be more clearly defined with regards to restrictive practices and observation.
Submission Australian Government, Department of Health – Fifth National Mental Health Plan: Consultation Draft
Submission | Last updated 18th November 2016
MHCC appreciate that the Plan is a high level document describing the Government’s overarching future intentions for mental health services across contexts. However, the Plan provides little evidence of directions other than in very broad terms.
Submission | Last updated 18th April 2016
A submission at the request of MHCC member organisations to share with the Mental Health Director – NSW Ministry of Health, and with the aim to problem solve, concerns related to the Recovery and Resources Program (RRSP). MHCC is advised that RRSP funding is to be subsumed into the new Enhanced Adult Community Living Supports (CLS) […]
Community Managed Mental Health Sector Considerations for the Partnerships for Health Reform Process: Briefing and Recommendations Paper
Submission | Last updated 22nd January 2015
A strong, diverse, specialised and collaborative community managed mental health sector is essential to the success of the NSW Mental Health Strategic Plan 2014-2024.
Submission | Last updated 18th February 2014
MHCC gives perspectives on the Draft Disability Inclusion Bill 2014.
Submission | Last updated 23rd December 2013
This submission addresses some engagement issues and growing concern around the scope of MLs in relation to the broader primary health and social care systems. The following are comments related to some items specified under the Review’s terms of reference, which all closely relate to one another.