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Infancy to Young Adulthood: A Mental Health Policy for Western Australia

Australia Mental Health Division, Department of Health, Government of Western Australia Country Resources Mental Health Policies Western Australia 31 December 2001 Policy document child and adolescent mental health

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Infancy to Young Adulthood: A Mental Health Strategy for Western Australia (‘Infancy to Young
Adulthood’) outlines new directions for specialist mental health services for children, young
people and their families. It provides a framework for service delivery and evaluation that
identifies the types of services and supports that will be available. It recognizes the need for
a greater range of services that has the diversity to meet the mental health needs of children
and their families, and to provide them with an individualized system of care - a system that
is flexible, adaptable and that reflects good practice.

Key directions include:
– an increased emphasis on prevention and promotion
– a focus on children and young people with severe mental health problems
– stronger partnerships with families
– better service planning and more integrated service delivery.

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