Thursday, 8 December 2016

Will you speak up on mental health?

People with intellectual disability have been left out of the draft National Mental Health Plan
NSW Council for Intellectual Disability (blog), 30 November 2016
With more than 150,000 Australians with intellectual disability experiencing mental health disorders yet having poor access to health care, it is not good enough!

Right now you can have your say about this. Will you help make sure people with intellectual disability can get the mental health care they need?

Send an email to health Minister Sussan Ley today and let her know that mental health matters to people with intellectual disability ...
read more here for a sample letter, and further information from NSW CID on how you can promote this effort.

Speak up series: Michael Sullivan tackles abuse and neglect
NSW Council for Intellectual Disability (blog), 29 November 2016
"I know saying good and ordinary sounds like they don’t go together, but they do. People with intellectual disability just want a good ordinary life, like anybody else."Last week our Chairperson, Michael Sullivan, was the key note speaker at the Ombudsman Forum - Addressing the abuse, neglect and exploitation of people with disability. Michael delivered an important and powerful speech and raised his voice to speak up on behalf of so many who haven’t been able to. As part of our Speak Up series we are featuring Michael's speech.


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