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Northern Territory Mental Health Service Strategic Plan 2015-2021

Northern Territory Government; Department of Health Country Resources Mental Health Strategies and Plans Northern Territory 2015 Policy document mental health promotion, mental health service

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The Northern Territory Mental Health Service Strategic Plan 2015-2021 provides an overview of the key priorities in developing the NT mental health system over the period 2015 - 2021.

The priority areas identified are 1) Shaping the mental health system for the future 2) Embedding person, family and community-centred practice in the NT mental health system 3) Promotion, prevention and early intervention 4) Enabling participation and engagement 5) Developing the mental health workforce and 6) Using knowledge to drive quality and innovation.

Six principles underpin the strategies outlined in the document: 1) Person-centred holistic care
2) Care that is culturally safe and appropriate 3) Partnering with consumers and carers 4) A recovery paradigm 5) High quality, safe services – clinical governance frameworks facilitate a culture of safety and quality which assures the provision of mental health care 6) Equity, sustainability and a stepped-care approach.

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