Category: Policy/ Strategy Documents

Telehealth and Australia’s Mental Health Care Transformation

Australia continues to rapidly integrate telehealth as an accepted and much desired element of health care delivery, in particular within the mental health space. Recent activity by the Federal Government has signalled continued growth in this area. Notably, the House Select Committee on Mental Health and Suicide Prevention has now released its final report into this critical and complex issue (the Report). In addition to the Report, the Australian Federal Government has also recently commenced a period of consultation on its Primary Health Care Plan 10 Year Plan, noting the acceleration of telehealth’s role in the usual course of health care in Australia.

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Finding Hope: Indigenous Youth Action Plan

Kids Help Phone’s Indigenous Advisory Council has challenged Kids Help Phone to achieve seven ambitious goals through the implementation of Finding Hope: Kids Help Phone’s Action Plan for Supporting First Nations, Inuit and Métis Young People. The goals of their

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Progressing an equitable future

Achieving equity in the health and disability system has been in the ‘too hard basket’ for too long in New Zealand and around the world. Despite being a highly literate, technologically advanced society, there is still inaction in the face

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NZ Citizens advice bureau digital exclusion report

Assumption that ‘digital is best’ excludes NZ’s vulnerable As government services shut their doors in communities and drive people to interact online, the wellbeing of New Zealand’s most vulnerable people is being diminished, says the Citizens Advice Bureau (CAB). CAB

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