Fourth national mental health plan: an agenda for collaborative government action in mental health 2009-2014

This document sets an agenda for collaborative government action in mental health for five years from 2009, offers a framework to develop a system of care that is able to intervene early and provide integrated services across health and social domains, and provides guidance to governments in considering future funding priorities for mental health.

Page last updated: 2009

Page last reviewed: 19 August 2014

Fourth national mental health plan: an agenda for collaborative government action in mental health 2009-2014 (online)

PDF version: Fourth national mental health plan: an agenda for collaborative government action in mental health 2009-2014 (PDF 885 KB large file)

The same publication in smaller sections:

Cover pages (PDF 81 KB)
Table of contents (PDF 25 KB)
Foreword (PDF 56 KB)
Summary of priority areas, outcomes and actions (PDF 88 KB)
The fourth national mental health plan (PDF 111 KB)
Setting the context (PDF 497 KB)
Priority area 1: Social inclusion and recovery (PDF 115 KB)
Priority area 2: Prevention and early intervention (PDF 118 KB)
Priority area 3: Service access, coordination and continuity of care (PDF 110 KB)
Priority area 4: Quality improvement and innovation (PDF 108 KB)
Priority area 5: Accountability - measuring and reporting progress (PDF 122 KB)
Appendix 1: A partnership approach (PDF 125 KB)
Appendix 2: Technical notes on indicators to monitor the fourth national mental health plan (PDF 110 KB)
Glossary of key terms (PDF 93 KB)

To obtain a hard-copy of this publication, please email National Mailing and Marketing or ring (02) 6269 1080. The code for this publication is MH244.

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