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2 months ago
Marc de Bruin

Well, there you go.

You don't have to necessarily be an optimist -as part of your health habits.

As long as you're staying away from being a pessimist.

#optimist #pessimist #adamgrant
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Well, there you go.

You dont have to necessarily be an optimist -as part of your health habits.

As long as youre staying away from being a pessimist.

#Optimist #Pessimist #AdamGrant
2 months ago
Marc de Bruin

Awesome news from the Australian Counselling Association

The movement towards greater recognition of counsellors in the Australian mental health industry is gaining momentum. Much because of the ACA's relentless advocacy.

Here's to the new Federal Government having open ears, too.Success!

Earlier this year, ACA provided a submission to the Queensland Mental Health Select Committee in Brisbane, on opportunities to improve mental health outcomes for Queenslanders. ACA later appeared before the Committee and provided supplementary information and evidence.

As the only advocate for the profession in attendance, we put forward a strong voice on behalf of all Registered Counsellors and Psychotherapists.

We advocated for:
1. Registered Counsellors be placed in Queensland public schools to work with children.
2. Registered Counsellors be employed within hospitals and other similar government funded services.
3. The Queensland Government recommend to the Federal Government that Registered Counsellors be included within the Medicare Benefits Schedule to offer rebateable services.

Today, the Committee released its final report, and we are delighted to share the report echoes our advocacy. The final report recommends:

Recommendation 46 – Support scholarships to pursue mental health qualifications
The committee recommends the Queensland Government funds scholarships for nurses, midwives, medical officers and allied health professionals, such as occupational therapists and counsellors, to pursue mental health and alcohol and other drugs qualifications.

Recommendation 49 – Leverage the counselling workforce
The committee recommends the Queensland Government, in partnership with the Hospital and Health services, investigates how to leverage the counselling workforce in community‐based primary healthcare settings, hospitals, private and state‐funded schools, and in crisis support spaces where not already employed.

Recommendation 50 – Expand Medicare Benefit Scheme rebates
The committee recommends the Queensland Government collaborates with the Australian Government to ensure Medicare rebates are available to customers for all mental health and alcohol and other drugs practitioner services.

We endeavour to see this success continue as we work with our other States and Territories. For more information and to read the report, please check ACA's latest email.

#counselling #psychotherapy #mentalhealth #mentalhealthadvocate
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Awesome news from the Australian Counselling Association

The movement towards greater recognition of counsellors in the Australian mental health industry is gaining momentum. Much because of the ACAs relentless advocacy.

Heres to the new Federal Government having open ears, too.