As part of Australia’s national mental health reform agenda, the National Mental Health Commission is developing a National Stigma and Discrimination Reduction Strategy.
The Strategy is being developed with people with a lived experience of mental ill-health, families, carers and support people, plus people with other forms of expertise in the mental healthcare sector and the broader community.
The Mental Health Commission released their Draft Strategy and invited individuals and organisations to provide feedback.
Inclusion Australia made a submission of feedback that recommended the Mental Health Commission include people with an intellectual disability in the Strategy and to make sure future consultation processes are accessible to people with an intellectual disability.
The Mental Health Commission is now reviewing the feedback and using it to refine and finalise the National Stigma and Discrimination Reduction Strategy, which will be submitted to government later this year.
You can read more about the National Stigma and Discrimination Reduction Strategy here: https://www.mentalhealthcommission.gov.au/projects/stigma-and-discrimination-reduction-strategy