Listed below are media items for The Hon Mark Butler MP, Minister for Mental Health and Ageing, Minister for Social Inclusion, Minister Assisting the Prime Minister on Mental Health Reform, Minister for Housing and Homelessness
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22 December 2011
The 2011 Aged Care Approvals Round will provide older Australians with 9,657 new aged care places, including 7,933 residential care places and 1,724 community care places, worth an estimated $368 million a year.
21 December 2011
Young adults aged 21 to 26 will soon be eligible for free hearing services, including hearing aids and cochlear speech processor upgrades provided through Australian Hearing.
17 December 2011
Software vendors have been invited to help prepare the aged care sector for the introduction of the Australian Government’s personally controlled electronic health records system.
16 December 2011
More than 3,500 Australians living with severe and persistent mental illness will receive day-to-day support to stay connected to their community through arts and crafts workshops, cooking lessons, shopping trips and other social outings.
15 December 2011
The Australian Government is investing $18.7 million to expand the role of nurse practitioners in residential and community based care.
13 December 2011
One million therapy sessions have been provided to people with a mental illness under the Access to Allied Psychological Services (ATAPS) program.
11 December 2011
The Minister for Mental Health and Ageing, Mark Butler, has announced the appointment of the Mental Health Commissioners to Australia’s first National Mental Health Commission.
08 December 2011
Thousands of young Australians experiencing early psychosis, or psychotic disorders, are a step closer to accessing innovative new youth early psychosis services.
07 December 2011
The establishment of a new national mental health consumer organisation has moved a step closer, with the Australian Government focused firmly on ensuring it will be driven by consumers, for consumers.
01 December 2011
The Minister responds to claims the Australian Government manipulated and interfered with the National Health and Medical Research Council's Literature Review process.