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National Standards for Mental Health Services 1997

Government of Australia Department of Health and Ageing Country Resources Mental Health Service Standards Australia 31 December 1997 Guidelines mental health care, mental health service

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The National Mental Health Policy has set the directions for development and reform in mental
health care in Australia since 1992. The policy states that the ’direction set down in the national policy will result in significant improvement in the treatment, care and quality of life for all Australians who suffer from mental health problems and mental disorders.’ The National Mental Health Policy lays the foundation for these standards.


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