Kelly Vincent negotiates $41m in programs and infrastructure for South Australians with mental illness and disability

Dignity Party MLC Kelly Vincent has announced a raft of mental health and disability funding initiatives she has negotiated with the state government, worth $41.5 million to South Australians over four years, in return for Dignity Party support for the...

Specialised Borderline Personality Disorder Service

The Hon. J.M.A. LENSINK: My questions are to the Minister for Health: Given that it is almost three years since the government initiated the borderline personality disorder review and action plan, why is the government forcing people affected by BPD...

Vlahos’ last act: finally, a policy on borderline personality disorder

Bension Siebert | InDaily Leesa Vlahos’ final act as Mental Health Minister was to sign off a $1.2 million plan to counter systematic failures in the treatment of South Australians suffering borderline personality disorder, InDaily can reveal. Outgoing Mental Health...

Prisoners Accessing the National Disability Insurance Scheme

The Hon. K.L. VINCENT: I seek leave to make a brief explanation before asking questions of the Minister for Correctional Services regarding prisoners accessing the National Disability Insurance Scheme. Leave granted. Many of the more than 3,000 South Australians incarcerated in...

Criminal Law Consolidation (Mental Impairment) Amendment Bill

The Hon. K.L. VINCENT: I move: Amendment No 1 [Vincent–1]— As members would be aware, for some time the Dignity Party has held concerns about this particular aspect of the bill. While we understand the intent of it—and I do not...

Mental Health In The Workplace

Dignity Party want more mentally healthy workplaces There is a growing body of evidence supporting the urgent need for businesses to take the mental health of employees as seriously as they take their physical workplace health and safety. A mentally...

Eating Disorders Association of South Australia – Response

The Hon. K.L. VINCENT: I seek leave to make a brief explanation before asking questions of the minister representing the Minister for Health regarding support and treatment for people with eating disorders. Leave granted. The Hon. K.L. VINCENT: It has...

Parliamentary Remuneration (Determination of Remuneration) Amendment Bill

The Hon. K.L. VINCENT: I will speak briefly at the second reading of this bill. I appreciate the briefing that was provided to myself and a member of my staff by the government on this bill last week. As we...

Motion on Borderline Personality Disorder

The Hon. K.L. VINCENT: I speak today as the seconder and co-mover of this motion. As a passionate advocate not only for the content of this motion but mental health and mental health awareness more broadly, I want to start...

Co-Morbidity

Adjourned debate on motion of Hon. K.L. Vincent: That the Social Development Committee inquire into and report on the issue of co-morbidity, which here refers to a dual diagnosis of both intellectual disability and mental illness, viz: — 1. Facilities...