National framework for recovery-oriented mental health services

This framework supports consistent and high-quality recovery-oriented service delivery and practice nationally.

Page last updated: 12 June 2014

Page last reviewed: 19 August 2014

The National framework for recovery-oriented mental health services was endorsed by the Australian Health Ministers' Advisory Council (AHMAC) on 12 July 2013 and formally launched by the Chair of AHMAC at the Mental Health Services Conference (TheMHS) on 21 August 2013.

The framework describes the practice domains and key capabilities required for the mental health workforce to operate in accordance with the recovery approach. The framework also provides guidance on tailoring recovery-oriented services to respond to the diversity of people with mental health issues. Its development is underpinned by extensive research and consultation, as well as being informed by lived experience.

The framework is presented in two companion documents:

Additional resources: