The Geelong community is set to benefit from an innovative new social enterprise cafe helping up to 150 people with a mental illness into employment and training. The MadCap Cafe is a Melbourne not-for-profit franchising model, which can be replicated to other areas with low employment for people struggling with mental illness.
The Australian Government has announced an Inquiry into mental health and workforce participation. The deadline for submissions is Friday 29 April 2011.
The Victorian Government has asked the Family and Community Development Committee to consider measures to enhance workforce participation for people with a mental illness.