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Accessing enough help

Our party wants policy to be based on good evidence. In mental health care, the government lags behind in a few critical areas. One of those is areas is Australia’s reliance on programs where people can access a fixed upper limit of appointments. That’s fine if you don’t need more than the upper limit, but […]

Summing up the Perth By Election

The Perth 2018 By Election vote tally came back with a great result for our first attempt. There were 903 people in Perth who gave us their vote for Dr Ben Mullings in the number 1 position, representing 1.58% of the total. In general, the polling places covered by our volunteers lifted the average. However, […]

Thinking Bigger

When people say ‘mental health’ what comes to mind for most people is ‘mental illness’. We don’t tend to think about how life is shaped by our experiences and that every moment of every day, our mental life is at the core of everything we do. Just as your physical health and well-being is not […]

More meaningful lives

People function better when daily activities are meaningful to them. Our party is focused on policies which help people aspire and reach their potential. We will help Australians connect better with each other, their community, and the world around them. Other parties simplify issues of this kind down to a matter of providing basic education […]

Mental health is an investment

Our party sees the minds of Australian people as our number one asset. A mentally healthy society helps people reach their potential, make the most of life, and strive for a better future. Years of neglect to mental health care in Australia are weighing us down. A sense of scale is needed to understand this […]

See you at the next election!

The Australian Mental Health Party is very pleased to announce we passed the test with the AEC and can go to the next federal election. Earlier this year, the Australian Electoral Commission conducted a review of political parties. The review confirms we have strong support from the public. In addition, our recent constitutional change ratified […]

What we stand for

The vision of our party is for all people in Australian society to have optimal mental health and well-being. At our national conference this year, we passed a resolution to begin working towards our vision by developing policy on the following domains: Create a simpler system for accessing mental health care under Medicare. We believe […]