Specialist affiliations

HMA has a close working relationship with the following specialist organisations.

Indigenous suicide

In 2016, the Australian Government established a National Indigenous Critical Response Service (NICRS) to assist families and communities affected by suicide and other trauma. NICRS is funded to the value of $10 million over three years under the Indigenous Advancement Strategy.

The Minister for Indigenous Affairs, the Hon. Nigel Scullion, MP, appointed HMA to auspice the NICRS until the new Aboriginal-led organisation, Thirrili Ltd, was established. HMA continues to assist Thirrili Ltd by providing administrative and project support to the NICRS.

Psychosocial disability

HMA has developed a specialist management consulting service, LivSmart, for the psychosocial disability sector. LivSmart has specialist knowledge of mental health, psychosocial disability and the NDIS, and understands the complexity of interactions between these systems. We use this knowledge, together with the consulting expertise of HMA, to assist psychosocial disability providers, funders, peak bodies and advocacy groups to build better services and systems.