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Better Mental Health and Wellbeing – A Long-Term Plan for Mental Health in Tasmania 2015-25

Tasmanian Government Country Resources Mental Health Strategies and Plans Tasmania 1 July 2014 Policy document mental health promotion, mental health system, plan

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As part of its election commitment A long-term plan for mental health, the Minister for Health has launched Rethink Mental Health Better Mental Health and Wellbeing – A Long-Term Plan for Mental Health in Tasmania 2015-25.

The Long-Term Plan delivers on the Government's commitment to developing an integrated mental health system that provides support in the right place, at the right time and with clear signposts about where and how to get help.

Tasmania’s Plan outlines ten key directions for reform:
1. Empowering Tasmanians to maximise their mental health and wellbeing
2. A greater emphasis on promotion of positive mental health, prevention of mental health problems and early intervention
3. Reducing stigma
4. An integrated Tasmanian mental health system
5. Shifting the focus from hospital based care to support in the community
6. Getting in early and improving timely access to support (early in life and early in illness)
7. Responding to the needs of specific population groups
8. Improving quality and safety
9. Supporting and developing our workforce
10. Monitoring and evaluating our action to improve mental health and wellbeing


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