Evaluation of the Bringing them home and Indigenous mental health programs
11.3 Recommendations for suggested future directions
The findings of this evaluation suggest a number of areas for future action to improve the operation of the four programs.
The findings of this evaluation are highly consistent with those of previous evaluations of the programs, with a similar range of strengths and limitations being identified. While this provides some confirmation of the accuracy of the findings reported here, it also demonstrates that the limitations of the programs are quite entrenched, and have not been fully addressed to date.
Nonetheless, DoHA is in a good position to address some of the limitations of the programs identified, and to improve the effectiveness of and synergies between the programs. This is particularly true now that DoHA is responsible for administration of the whole suite of four programs.
As with the GPPs, many of the suggested areas for future action have funding implications which need to be considered.