ACT Mental Health Sector Update - 30 April 2020

In this edition we announce the new MHCC ACT Community of Practice for community mental health service staff to gather online and discuss service delivery and strategies during the pandemic.


This edition has a focus on both housing and drug use including a great article from the Guardian with some real life stories about the impacts of isolation on recovery from alcohol and drugs. For those with an interest in the NDIS the Data and Insights article highlights a new NDIS site that allows access to a variety of collected data, tools and reports.


We also have included the latest NDIS price guide and a ACOSS brief on employment and poverty reduction reflects on a post Covid economy.The research paper on Psychiatric Assistance Dogs Use for People Living With Mental Health Disorders gives some up to date and comprehensive research into this topic.


We also explore some of the additional mental health challenges faced by athletes in the current environment of uncertainty. Finally a web resource for mens health in rural areas.


Read the full newsletter here.