Neami Clear Thinking newsletter - March 2017
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Clear Thinking

CEO Arthur Papakotsias

With a huge amount of activity in our sector over the last few months, including submissions to the 5th National Mental Health plan and the recent Parliament House advocacy day, I would like to take some time to share with you how we, at Neami, see the future.

This year we have seen the NDIS rolling out faster than expected in some areas and Primary Health Networks (PHN) commissioning a host of new services. Through these changes, we are seeing indicators as to how recovery-oriented mental health services might look in the future. These developments provide some answers to questions about the funding landscape, but leave many remaining.

In this time of disruption, change and uncertainty, we are maintaining an optimistic vision of the future. We see a chance to develop new services and new approaches, to collaborate with others in delivering services, some we may not have seen before, and supporting positive outcomes for people living with mental illness.

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Dean, a consumer at Neami National Joondalup

Dean's story of recovery

‘I thought it would be like hospital, so I was worried about coming here, but when I arrived, the staff were good and offered lots of support.’ Read Dean's story.
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Joint merger between the June O'Connor Centre and Neami 

Following a full due diligence process both parties have decided to proceed with a merger and it has been agreed that JOC will become a part of Neami. Continuity of care to JOC clients will be maintained with current support staff.

Read more about the acquisition
Arthur Papakotsias and Dave Peters, newly appointed co-chair

Neami consumer appointed as Research and Evaluation Committee Co-Chair

Neami National is thrilled to announce Dave Peters as the new co-chair of Neami’s Research and Evaluation Committee. Dave will be working alongside Arthur Papakotsias, Neami’s CEO, who has chaired the committee for the past eight years.

Read more about the new Co-Chair
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Links to Wellbeing

Neami is the lead agency in a consortium offering counselling and clinical support services for people experiencing mental health problems. Through a multidisciplinary team, the free, evidence-based service offers a range of therapies to improve health outcomes for children, young people and adults who experience mental health issues across the stepped-care framework.

Read more about Links to Wellbeing
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