Will you speak up about mental health? 


People with intellectual disability have been left out of the draft National Mental Health Plan.

 

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. 

 

Will you speak up about mental health and people with intellectual disability


NSW CID has made sure she knows about this issue, but the more voices she hears the better.

Follow the steps below to add your voice to the NSW CID campaign.

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Dear Minister Ley,

I urge you to include people with intellectual disability in the National Mental Health Plan.

The mental health of people with intellectual disability matters.

More than 150,000 Australians with intellectual disability have mental health disorders yet have poor access to mental health care.

This must change!

Please include people with intellectual disability in the plan by adding:  

  1. A focus on the research in relation to poor mental health of people with intellectual disability

  2. People with intellectual disability in the list of groups whose specific needs should be considered when implementing actions identified in the plan

  3. Specific measures through the plan so that the needs of these equity groups are in fact acted upon, especially in the areas integrated regional planning and service delivery and safety and quality in mental health care

  4. Strategies for coordinated treatment and supports for people with severe and complex mental illnesses

  5. A focus on a focus on working with the NDIS on physical health issues of people living with mental illness

  6. A campaign that on stigma and discrimination reduction against people with intellectual disability in the mental health workforce.

 

These measures will make a difference.

I call upon you to commit to these and working towards improving the lives of people with intellectual disability.

Thank you,

 

ph. 1800 424 065       email: info@nswcid.org.au

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