Community Mental Health Australia Workforce Position Statement Released
Community Mental Health Australia (CMHA) has released a workforce position statement, incorporating information from the Western Australian Association for Mental Health (WAAMH) and their member organisations.
CMHA is a coalition of the eight state and territory peak community mental health organisations. CMHA provides a unified voice for approximately 800 community-based, non-government organisations who work with mental health consumers and carers across the nation and who are members of, or affiliated with, the various coalition members.
The statement highlights concerns that the future of the community managed mental health workforce is being compromised by a range of reforms, including transitioning to the NDIS, integrating the Primary Health Networks and delivery of the Fifth National Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Plan. It also highlights the importance of the peer workforce and mental health workers in rural and remote areas.