Geoff Harris of SA's Mental Health Coalitin.

Update from Geoff

This month has seen a few wins when it comes to our NDIS advocacy – but we’re not quite there yet. Last week’s Federal Budget saw our Federal Health Minister Greg Hunt acknowledged there is a gap for people who won’t qualify for the NDIS by announcing an $80m injection in to psychosocial support services. […]

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Posted on May 23rd, 2017

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Geoff Harris of SA's Mental Health Coalitin.

May Update from MHCSA

This May has been a busy one here at the MHCSA. Right now we’re working hard on preparing for our annual Lived Experience Workforce conference coming up on Wednesday 24th May. You can find out more details in this eNews as well as a copy of our conference poster you can download for your workplace. […]

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Posted on May 18th, 2017

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April Update

I write from Canberra where more than 80 mental health representatives from 45 organisations across the country are gathering to urge Commonwealth politicians to recognise the mental health of Australians. We are at a cross roads and need bi-partisan support for: – restoring and then increasing funding levels to keep pace with demand for mental health […]

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Posted on March 31st, 2017

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NDIS Update

Are you eligible? We are not far from the NDIS roll out and there are still a lot of unanswered questions. For some of you it is whether you are eligible. If you are interested in testing your eligibility for NDIS, you can do this up to 6 months prior to the Scheme rolling out […]

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Posted on March 29th, 2017

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How to Stay Positive After You’ve Been Diagnosed with Mental Illness

Mental illness can affect anyone. If you happen to have it, you can turn things around by deciding on one thing: staying positive. Undoubtedly, you will still struggle to control your thoughts. Even people who are apparently healthy and have no mental illness can find positive thinking to be difficult. Negative thoughts constantly linger and, […]

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Posted on March 24th, 2017

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ADELAIDE FRINGE REVIEW – The Package

Set in a hospital, an old woman is presented with a package, which she is suspicious of at first, she is then bombarded with an onslaught of packages surrounding her and becoming impossible to ignore. In the first package she finds an old photo album containing images which provoke memories of specific times in her […]

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Posted on March 16th, 2017

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ADELAIDE FRINGE REVIEW – Linger

In a small town, five hours away from the nearest city, a highschool boy named Cory is dealing with the loss of his mum and feelings of social isolation. He tries to reach out to a girl, Sam, who he was once close friends with as a child but she is unsure of how to […]

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Posted on March 16th, 2017

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ADELAIDE FRINGE REVIEW – Joni Mitchell’s Daughter by Delia Olman

Delia Olman describes herself as a mother and an artist and she believes that both of these identities influence each other, which shows in her performance. The stage is set up to be just like her house when she is working on music, surrounded by various string instruments and children’s toys, clothes and other such […]

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Posted on March 15th, 2017

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ADELAIDE FRINGE REVIEW – Sarah Valle “Female, Fat and Fabulously Awkward”

Sarah Valle is a comedian, musician and all round theatrical person who teaches young people music and acting in the northern suburbs of Adelaide. She is a self-proclaimed nerd with lots of anxiety issues and stories to share about herself. There was a piano on stage which Sarah played music on and sung a long […]

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Posted on March 7th, 2017

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ADELAIDE FRINGE REVIEW – Juliette Burton: Decision Time

Juliette Burton is a comedian from Britain who grew up on a farm. She is different from the rest of her family as the decisions she has made in her life have been unconventional and have not always been approved of or encouraged by her family. Her sister, for example, married a farmer at 16, […]

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Posted on March 5th, 2017

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ADELAIDE FRINGE REVIEW – M.I.N.D.E.D.

Elements Collective from Brisbane is formed by four talented dancers. According to them, they danced all their life. They are internationally recognised Hip Pop and Break Dancers and award winning artists of “battles” which means that two dancers challenge each other on the stage with different movements. It is not just a dance performance. It […]

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Posted on March 1st, 2017

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March news from MHCSA

As you would be aware from our NDIS bulletin, the NDIS is coming to an area near you over the next two years. You can test your eligibility up to 6 months prior to commencement in your area. There is some confusion in the community about who is eligible and who is not. The NDIS […]

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Posted on February 28th, 2017

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ADELAIDE FRINGE REVIEW – Trainspotting

By the time the Adelaide Fringe’s theatre production of Trainspotting ended I realised what I didn’t like about the movie. It was the same thing that came to bother me about the stage show. The script of Trainspotting is a story made up of a series of events that can easily work in isolation. But […]

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Posted on February 27th, 2017

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ADELAIDE FRINGE REVIEW – We Live By The Sea

15 year old Katy who has autism couldn’t talk until she was six and was constantly bullied at school. She lives with her sister Hannah who is her carer after their parents passed away. Paul William, Katy’s imaginary dog (a Jack Russel/St. Bernard) and Katy welcome you into their special world with a gentle tapping […]

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Posted on February 27th, 2017

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ADELAIDE FRINGE REVIEW – Mind Maps

Artist: BAY What this exhibit lacks in size it makes up for in wild colours, visual stimulation and the insight into what it feels like to experience mental health issues and cultural self-discovery from this artist’s perspective. To go in without having known about the artists inspiration for their works it is still apparent that […]

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Posted on February 27th, 2017

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