Submission to the review of the Mental Health (Forensic Provisions) Act 1990

August 9, 2018

Being has recently provided a submission to the NSW Department of Justice in relation to the work currently being done to update the Mental Health (Forensic Provisions) Act 1990 and review the responsibilities of the Mental Health Review Tribunal in relation to forensic mental health consumers. Being’s submission can be downloaded at: Being submission to the […]

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Joint letter to Minister Hunt – My Health Record

August 7, 2018

Call to Suspend My Health Record Roll Out Dear Minister Hunt, We, the undersigned organisations, are deeply concerned about serious risks that My Health Record pose to a range of constituencies and that have not been satisfactorily responded to by the Australian Digital Health Agency. Our attached policy brief highlights the poor design of My […]

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Media Release: ‘If in doubt, opt OUT’. My Health Record warning issued by leading mental health peak bodies

July 18, 2018

Wednesday 18th July 2018 A joint paper, expressing serious concerns about the Commonwealth Government’s My Health Record has been released by three of Australia’s leading peak bodies for consumers of mental health services. ‘We’ve joined together to tell people with mental illness: if you’re in doubt, opt out,’ says Shauna Gaebler, CEO of CoMHWA, the […]

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Release of the Seclusion, Restraint and Observation Implementation Plan

May 14, 2018

There has been much interest in the followup of the report on Seclusion, Restraint and Observation In NSW undertaken last year. Today sees the release of the implementation to underpin this report. Out of the 19 recommendations from the report, it is pleasing to see that the involvement of people with lived experience of mental […]

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Submission to the review of the Mental Health (Forensic Provisions) Act 1990

August 9, 2018

Being has recently provided a submission to the NSW Department of Justice in relation to the work currently being done to update the Mental Health (Forensic Provisions) Act 1990 and review the responsibilities of the Mental Health Review Tribunal in relation to forensic mental health consumers. Being’s submission can be downloaded at: Being submission to the […]

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Joint letter to Minister Hunt – My Health Record

August 7, 2018

Call to Suspend My Health Record Roll Out Dear Minister Hunt, We, the undersigned organisations, are deeply concerned about serious risks that My Health Record pose to a range of constituencies and that have not been satisfactorily responded to by the Australian Digital Health Agency. Our attached policy brief highlights the poor design of My […]

Read more

Media Release: ‘If in doubt, opt OUT’. My Health Record warning issued by leading mental health peak bodies

July 18, 2018

Wednesday 18th July 2018 A joint paper, expressing serious concerns about the Commonwealth Government’s My Health Record has been released by three of Australia’s leading peak bodies for consumers of mental health services. ‘We’ve joined together to tell people with mental illness: if you’re in doubt, opt out,’ says Shauna Gaebler, CEO of CoMHWA, the […]

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