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Office for Mental Health and Wellbeing Work Plan 2019 -2021

ACT Government; The Office for Mental Health and Wellbeing Country Resources Mental Health Strategies and Plans Australian Capital Territory 1 April 2019 Policy document action plan, community, support

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There has been a growing recognition that we need to focus on broader social and economic factors to improve and sustain our mental health and wellbeing. We know that the environment, our education and employment status, access to housing, transport as well as sport and the arts are important in building and maintaining wellbeing. These can be areas of positive action, as can points through the justice system. In the mental health service system, people require holistic care which incorporates their mental and physical illness or alcohol and drug issues, housing,
education and employment. In the ACT there is a significant amount of work already in process, which has been the result of community consultation, including targeted consultation with people who are at higher risk of mental ill health. In addition, the ACT Regional Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Plan, auspiced through the Primary Health Network, is nearing completion. Canberra has world class researchers who are engaged and are helping to translate evidence into practice, looking to trial innovative ideas and programs and be involved in evaluation. The business sector and philanthropy continue to show leadership in partnering for a vibrant society.

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