The presentation slides for the webinar with;
- Helen Milner OBE, Group CEO Good Things Foundation, (UK)
- Jess Wilson, CEO Good Things Foundation, (Aust)
- Liz Jones, Good Things Foundation, (Aust)
The presentation slides for the webinar with;
In the Sept 2021 edition of Consumers Shaping Health, the increasing pressure on young people from current global issues such as the Covid pandemic and climate change will have long term impacts on their health. Leading mental health experts will lead the discussion at the Youth Health Forum National Summit
This response advocates that the Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care (ASQHC) co-design the new Standards with consumers of mental health services. This means not only consulting and engaging with consumers, but offering consumer led development of the Standards.
Consumers should be directly involved and engaged at every stage of the project. CHF recommends that ACSQHC work with consumers – including carers and families of people with mental health conditions – to understand their “journeys” and their needs along the way, for example, using personas to understand and respond to varying conditions, co-morbidities (including the combination of mental health, physical conditions and disabilities that may be experienced by many consumers), and medical and non-medical services that may be used in combination.
CHF consultations with members and other consumers also identified subjects for the Commission’s consideration when developing domains and actions for community managed organisations.
CHF broadly supports the findings and recommendations of the findings and recommendations made in recent and previous years over many years. They confirm that consumers and carers experience a mental health system that fragmented, difficult to understand and navigate, and is not serving mental health care consumers or the community well. This consistency also makes it clear that the failings of the mental health system are widely understood and recognised. Because these failings are complex and systemic, they will be difficult and costly to address but, with increasing mental illness in the community and a cost that has more than tripled over the last three decades, it is becoming more and more critical to fix the system.
This submission relates the lived experience of mental health consumers to:
Added to the recommendations made in the reports being considered in this Inquiry, CHF made the following recommendations to better support consumers of mental health services.
As a member of the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) Health Statistics Advisory Group, CHF was asked to provide comment on a draft Privacy Impact Assessment (PIA) completed by Maddocks to inform the National Health Measures Study (NHMS) scheduled to take place in 2022.
In the August 2021 edition of Consumers Shaping Health, we announce the successful applicants for the Youth Health Incubator Grants, awarded to young people and youth health organisations with projects designed to help address the “missing middle” concerns of young Australians in healthcare. The grants support community activities led and inspired by young people.
The Primary Health Reform Steering Group was set up to advise the Government on developing the Primary Health Care 10 Year Plan. The Steering Group's discussion paper (https://consultations.health.gov.au/primary-care-m...) outlines 20 draft recommendations to the Government, aimed at improving the delivery of primary health care in Australia.
Downloadable PDF version of Youth Talks EOI
On 25 February 2021, changes to the Therapeutic Goods (Medical Devices) Regulations 2002 (‘the Regulations’) commenced to introduce a new regulatory framework (the Framework) for medical devices that are designed and manufactured for individual patients (otherwise known as 'personalised' medical devices). The key change introduced under the Framework is a change to the definition of a custom-made medical device.
The TGA received a range of feedback and information during the course of introducing the Framework, including concerns from some sectors about the impact of the changes.
In some cases it was claimed that the regulatory requirements were:
So in July 2021 the TGA sought feedback on potential refinements to the Framework that could be considered to ensure risks associated with personalised medical devices are appropriately mitigated without imposing unnecessary administrative and regulatory burden. To which CHF submitted the attached response.
In the July 2021 edition of Consumers Shaping Health, we announce the commencement of Collaborative Pairs, a consumer leadership program with five pairs from across Australia and New Zealand.
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