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Because Mental Health Matters: Victorian Mental Health Reform Strategy 2009-2019

Victorian Government (Australia) Mental Health and Drugs Division, Department of Human Services Country Resources Mental Health Strategies and Plans Australia, Victoria 31 December 2009 Policy document mental health service

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This strategy outlines reforms based on the core elements of prevention, early intervention – in life, illness and episode – recovery and social inclusion. This will make a difference to Victorians by:

- Helping people with mental health problems earlier, thereby avoiding harmful individual and social impacts
-Providing easier access to the most effective treatments, be it in a public mental health service or elsewhere, for a greater range of people, before they become
acutely unwell or go into crisis
- Offering longer term, holistic support to sustain people in the community, drawing seamlessly on all relevant health and community services
-Fostering a culture of service delivery and community support that is based
on acceptance, respect and the chance to achieve individual well being and
personal goals.


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