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The Carers Recognition Act 2012 (the Act) came into effect on 1 July 2012. The Act has principles relating to carers, people being cared for, and people in care relationships. The principles are primarily about respect, recognition, support, consultation, health and well being, and the ability of carers to participate in education and employment. The Act is accompanied by the Victorian charter supporting people in care relationships.
The Act is relevant for carers of older people, people with a mental illness, people with a disability, and people being cared for in a foster, kinship or permanent care arrangement. There are certain obligations in the Act for state government departments, local councils, and organisations funded to provide services and support to carers. These obligations include:
Publication: ABC News
19 December 2012
Full article go to: http://www.abc.net.au/news/2012-12-19/teens-not-taking-medication-for-mental-illnesses/4436802?section=wa
A new study has found an overwhelming number of teenagers with mental disorders are not taking the medication they are supposed to. Psychologists say the US study, which was based on more than 10,000 interviews of teens aged between 13 to 18, reflects a similar situation in Australia.
Posted by: Ellen Feely 20 December 2012
Beyond Blue chairman Jeff Kennett has issued a warning to insurance companies to expect a class action over discrimination against people with depression and mental illness.
Speaking with Justin Smith, the former Premier revealed the organisation had been trying to work with insurance companies for around eight years to stop them from making their policies void in the event of a depressive or mental illness, but they had not received any cooperation from the industry.
Meet Pat and Keith from South Australia. Watch their experience - part of the Feeling safe, stable and secure chapter of the Report Card.
What is the Contributing Life: the 2012 National Report Card on Mental Health and Suicide Prevention? Click here.
Primary Carer Nomination is a process and legal form that may allow a carer better access to the people and information involved in the care and management of the ones that they love.
Read about how one carer has been able to use this form to be better engaged with his loved one's care.
ARAFMI NSW has provided a detailed submission on the current Review of the Mental Health Act based on its surveys, consultations and discussions with carers since the introduction of the Act in November 2007.
ARAFMI's submission addresses many issues including: the scope of the Act and the basis of involuntary treatment, the role of the Mental Health Review Tribunal, the supervision of voluntary and involuntary treatment, and the rights of carers and primary carers in particular.
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