Mental illness is a significant issue in Australia, with approximately one in five people experiencing a mental health disorder every year.
In addition to this, around two to three percent of adults will experience a more serious mental disorder (such as schizophrenia and bipolar disorder) during their lifetime.
The Public Trustee has produced a DVD designed to help health and welfare service providers understand the financial and legal consequences of mental illness. For a copy of the DVD, contact our Marketing and Communications Officer or call 1300 746 116.
These consequences have a significant effect on families, with the quality of support and service delivery to families and affected family members being crucial. The Public Trustee offers a range of services that assist clients in financial management but all service providers can play a role in minimising the financial hardship suffered by people with mental health issues.
Watch the 17 minute movie 'Understanding the Financial Impacts of Mental Illness' to understand the financial and legal consequences of mental illness.
Last updated: 15-Mar-2016
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