Update (Nov 2018)

In the lead up to the next federal election, the Australian Mental Health Party wishes to take a moment to reflect on recent events. Late last month, we acknowledged funding cuts from the federal government, to a program designed to provide safety to at-risk victims of domestic violence. While the discussion around domestic violence is […]

No Discrimination at School

MEDIA RELEASE  16 Oct 2018 The Australian Mental Health Party says there’s no place for discrimination in our schools. We believe it is unacceptable to exclude people based on sexual orientation, gender identity, or relationship status. In our view, both students and teachers deserve appropriate protections from discrimination. Dr Ben Mullings is concerned about plans […]

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 […]