National mental health strategy
The National mental health strategy is a commitment by Australian governments to improve the lives of people with a mental illness.
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It was endorsed in April 1992 by the Australian Health Ministers' Conference (AHMC) as a framework to guide mental health reform. The National mental health strategy aims to:
- Promote the mental health of the Australian community
- Where possible, prevent the development of mental disorder
- Reduce the impact of mental disorders on individuals, families and the community
- Assure the rights of people with mental illness.