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Contributing Lives, Thriving Communities - Review of Mental Health Programmes and Services

National Mental Health Commission; Commonwealth of Australia Country Resources Evaluation of Policy, Law, Strategies, Plans, and Services, Mental Health Service Standards Australia 30 November 2014 Report mental health service, service evaluation

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The ultimate goal of this Review was to make a set of recommendations for Government to consider, that will create a system to support the mental health and wellbeing of individuals, families and communities in ways that enables people to live contributing lives and participate as fully as possible as members of thriving communities.

This included programmes and services which have as a main objective:
-The prevention, early detection and treatment of mental illness;
-The prevention of suicide;
-Mental health research, workforce development and training; and/or
-The reduction of the burden of disease caused by mental illness.

The Review provides 25 recommendations across nine strategic directions which guide a detailed implementation framework of activity over the next decade. Taken together, they form a strong, achievable and practical plan to reform Australia’s mental health system.

The Review is framed on the basis of making changes within existing resources, as specified by the Terms of Reference provided to the Commission by the Commonwealth Government.

Summary document available here.
External link for full Review.

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