Wednesday, 16 November 2016

Inclusion Australia: People with intellectual disability need quality mental health services not to be ignored

Posted by Inclusion Australia, 15 November 2016:
The Commonwealth Government has just release the National Mental Health Plan for comment, and people with intellectual disability are not even mentioned in the 77 page draft. This omission defies belief in view of the terrible mental health disparities experienced by people with intellectual disability and the highlighting of the need for action on these in recent years. 
We urge you to speak up for people for people with intellectual disability! 
See www.health.gov.au/internet/main/publishing.nsf/Content/mental-fifth-national-mental-health-plan for how you can have your say – by going to a consultations meeting, filling in a feedback survey or making a submission.
Read the full Inclusion Australia post for more information on why people with intellectual disability must be included, and priority arguments.

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