Wednesday 23 June 2010

Sign up!

I don't often get political on my blog, but this morning I received an email that grabbed my attention.

Prof John Mendoza was the head advisor to the Federal Government on mental health. He resigned his position last Friday, citing years of inaction. He is now gathering public support through a petition that he and other top mental health professionals will to give to Parliament tomorrow.

As a quote from the petition says: "Mental ill-health is the leading killer of Australians under 45, and the leading cause of disability in Australia. It's time our governments stepped up and invested in mental health care to save lives."

Visit here to sign the petition.

Prof Mendoza says:
"I call on the governments of Australia to act urgently and effectively to reform mental healthcare in Australia so that:
- there is no longer inequality of access to effective treatments between physical health and mental health
- early intervention is the norm;
- community based treatments are the norm; and
- quality services are the norm"

I'm sure most of us know or have known someone who's suffered from mental health issues, so throw your support behind this!


  1. Hi Corinne, The link's not working :(

  2. Thanks for the 'heads up' on this Corinne.
    I've just written my first letter to a senator and hope that this serious issue is given the consideration it's due.

    x Felicity

  3. Done and done. Mind if I do a link back to this post from my blog too?


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