3.3 Priority area 2: Prevention and early intervention
Page last updated: 2013
Progress of actions under this priority area
The Fourth National Mental Health Plan lists eight actions that relate to prevention and early intervention. Progress has been made on five of these (see Appendix 3). A key example is the activity that has occurred in relation to Action Area 10, which involves expanding community based youth mental health services which are accessible and combine primary health care, mental health services and alcohol and other drug services. Funding was provided in the 2011-12 Federal Budget for 90 fully sustainable headspace sites across Australia by 2014-15. Seventy sites have been announced, and 40 are currently operational. When fully established, these sites w ill help up to 72,000 young people each year.