Victoria’s three leading community managed mental health providers have welcomed the focus on mental health in today’s Victorian State Budget. The record-breaking $3.8 billion investment – more than four times the previous year – shows mental health is a priority, and that the Government is ready for reform.
Wellways welcomes the continued focus on mental health, as well as the Government’s acknowledgment of the impact of the pandemic on the wellbeing of Australians.
On 3 May fourteen amateur bike riders, many employees of the leading for-purpose mental health and community services organisation Wellways Australia, will embark on a 550 km journey to promote suicide safe communities impacted by COVID, bushfires and ongoing drought across the Murrumbidgee region.
Wellways Australia has entered into an Enforceable Undertaking (EU) with Fair Work Australia after identifying errors with our payroll system which have adversely impacted on staff pay. Wellways self-reported underpayments to the workplace regulator, relevant unions and other stakeholders in September 2020.
New report shows mental health deteriorates in isolation, but in-community support and resilience helps to cope
A new report on a survey compiled by leading Australian mental health service providers shows COVID-19 has had an adverse impact on the mental health of those already experiencing issues relating to their mental health. However, the results also highlighted that access to in-community supports, existing skills and resilience helped to cope with isolation.
Carer Gateway celebrates its one-year anniversary on 6 April, marking twelve months since the introduction of the Australian Government funded support service providing dedicated carer services to Australia’s 2.7 million unpaid carers.
Communities in Melbourne’s eastern suburbs will see an increase in delivery of support for Victorians with mental health with Eastern Melbourne Primary Health Network (EMPHN) appointing Wellways Australia to deliver additional psychosocial support services.
Four of Australia’s largest mental health and disability support providers, Flourish Australia, Neami National, One Door Mental Health and Wellways Australia have joined the campaign to raise the rate of JobSeeker and Youth Allowance.
The final report from the Royal Commission into Victoria’s Mental Health System marks the first step in the much-needed reset of Victoria’s broken mental health system.
Eight of Australia’s leading for purpose, community managed mental health providers are calling for a delay to the decision by the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) to remove – almost immediately – support coordination funding from NDIS participants’ core supports budgets.