National standards for mental health services 2010

This document outlines a revised set of mental health service standards which can be applied to all mental health services, including government, non-government and private sectors across Australia.

Page last updated: 2010

Page last reviewed: 19 August 2014

National standards for mental health services 2010 (online)

PDF version: National standards for mental health services 2010 (PDF 1126 KB large file)

The same publication in smaller sections:

Cover pages (PDF 408 KB)
Foreword (PDF 138 KB)

Standard 1. Rights and responsibilities (PDF 135 KB)
Standard 2. Safety (PDF 133 KB)
Standard 3. Consumer and carer participation (PDF 95 KB)
Standard 4. Diversity responsiveness (PDF 98 KB)
Standard 5. Promotion and prevention (PDF 96 KB)
Standard 6. Consumers (PDF 134 KB)
Standard 7. Carers (PDF 134 KB)
Standard 8. Governance, leadership and management (PDF 133 KB)
Standard 9. Integration (PDF 98 KB)
Standard 10. Delivery of care (PDF 154 KB)

Glossary (PDF 169 KB)
Principles of recovery oriented mental health practice (PDF 129 KB)
Bibliography (PDF 336 KB)

Implementation guidelines for the national standards for mental health services are available for:

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