Living with Mental Illness – The Cost of Reform

Unfolding Reform The NDIS is the most significant change in welfare since Medicare, a very positive change for people living with disability so they can have greater choice and control over the services and support they need. As with any large scale funding reform, there have been challenges with accessibility and it will naturally take […]

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Psychosocial Disability & the NDIS

Services operating in the mental health sector have progressed the language around mental illness to promote recovery and wellness for people living with mental illness. With this culture of language in mind, the word disability has not been a term used often within mental health recovery focused services or organisations, like CHESS Employment. Because of […]

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We Need to Talk about Mental Health in the Construction Industry

The construction industry employs more than 625,000 people across Australia, making it one of the biggest employers in the country and the statistics surrounding suicide in this industry are quite confronting. According to recent reports from MATES in Construction and PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC):       Construction workers are more than twice as likely to suicide […]

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How Support Coordination Helped One Man Towards Recovery

Our Partners in Recover (PIR) services assists people to address challenging issues that affect the local population. These issues include severe and persistent mental health issues and complex needs including financial hardship and homelessness. The CHESS PIR team have an inspiring story to share. By sharing people’s success stories we hope to highlight the importance […]

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Language Matters When Talking About Mental Illness

It’s often only a few turns of phrase here and there, but many people unintentionally use language that undermines a person living with mental illness.

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The Benefits of Employing Someone with a Disability

People living with disability are characterised as having a high level of loyalty and commitment to their chosen role.  Let’s explore the facts.

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What is Psychosocial Disability and How Can the NDIS Help?

Psychosocial Disability (PSD) is a term used to describe disabilities that may arise, due to mental health issues. There is potential for the upcoming National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) to greatly improve the lives of people living with PSD

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