Grants open to help providers enter the NDIS

Latest new from NDIS If your organisation is consider providing services under the NDIS, you can now apply for up to $20,000 of tailored business support under the Transition Assistance Funding program. If successful, your organisation could use the funding to receive business advice, including support to grow your business and workforce capability, or help to transition from block funding to the market-based […]

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Smoke Alarm Project (SA)

Help for people who are deaf or hearing impaired The South Australian Government is providing help for people who are deaf or have a profound hearing loss and cannot hear a standard smoke alarm. They have recognised the additional costs associated with specialised equipment and, where applicable, are providing funding to assist. https://www.guidedogs.org.au/smoke-alarm-project

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Sharing information about disability, health, injury and illness survey

Sharing information about disability, health, injury and illness survey. From DARU Update April 15, 2019 To share or not to share? That is the question! Sharing information about adjustments or supports related to disability with potential education providers and employers can be difficult and awkward. The National Disability Coordination Officer (NDCO) team want to better […]

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Resource – Self Advocacy and Safe Story Sharing: A Guide for Organisations

From DARU Update 15th April Positive Powerful Parents Self Advocacy Group and the Self Advocacy Resource Unit (SARU). People with disability share their stories of abuse, neglect, exploitation and discrimination to create change for others.  Sharing stories can be hard; it is emotional work that can leave self advocates feeling upset long after they have […]

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MHPN new free webinar – ‘Working together to prevent heart disease for people living with psychiatric illness’.

In June, MHPN is hosting an online webinar called ‘Working together to prevent heart disease for people living with psychiatric illness’. 25 June 2019, 7:15—8:30pm AEST You’ll learn how to: describe the bidirectional relationship between heart disease and mental health identify the risk factors and warning signs for heart disease in persons with psychiatric illness describe the […]

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MHPN’s most popular free webinar – Suicide ideation in primary school-aged children

Nearly 3,000 practitioners attended the webinar ‘Suicide ideation in primary school-aged children’ in February which is the highest ever attendance of a MHPN-hosted webinar. Almost half of the participants completed a post-webinar survey in which 93 per cent said the webinar will help them improve their work practice; and 97 per cent said learning objectives were either entirely […]

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