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  1. Improve community and service understanding and attitudes through a sustained and comprehensive national stigma reduction strategy
  2. Coordinate the health, education and employment sectors to expand supported education, employment and vocational programs which are linked to mental health programs
  3. Improve coordination between primary care and specialist mental health services in the community to enhance consumer choice and facilitate 'wraparound' service provision
  4. Adopt a recovery oriented culture within mental health services, underpinned by appropriate values and service models
  5. Develop integrated programs between mental health support services and housing agencies to provide tailored assistance to people with mental illness and mental health problems living in the community
  6. Develop integrated approaches between housing, justice, community and aged care sectors to facilitate access to mental health programs for people at risk of homelessness and other forms of disadvantage
  7. Lead the development of coordinated actions to implement a renewed Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social and Emotional Well Being Framework

1. Improve community and service understanding and attitudes through a sustained and comprehensive national stigma reduction strategy

  • Responsibility - Nationally coordinated and cross sectoral
  • Implementation approach
    • Lead: Commonwealth
    • Subgroup: QLD, TAS and WA
    • Then to Cross Sectoral Working Group (CSWG) for agreement
  • Type of Implementation Progress Measure - Qualitative
  • Who needs to report - All Govts
  • Relevant Indicator Number ** - 3, 5, 11 Top of page

2. Coordinate the health, education and employment sectors to expand supported education, employment and vocational programs which are linked to mental health programs

  • Responsibility - Nationally coordinated and cross sectoral
  • Implementation Approach
    • Lead: VIC
    • Subgroup: Commonwealth, QLD and WA
    • Then to CSWG for agreement
  • Type of Implementation Progress Measure - Qualitative
  • Who needs to report - All Govts
  • Relevant Indicator Number - 1, 2

3. Improve coordination between primary care and specialist mental health services in the community to enhance consumer choice and facilitate 'wraparound' service provision *

  • Responsibility - Nationally coordinated
  • Implementation Approach
    • Lead: QLD
    • Subgroup: VIC and NT, Commonwealth
  • Type of Implementation Progress Measure - Qualitative
  • Who needs to report - All Govts Top of page

4. Adopt a recovery oriented culture within mental health services, underpinned by appropriate values and service models

  • Responsibility - Jurisdictional and cross sectoral
  • Implementation Approach
    • Chairs of Safety and Quality Partnership Subcommittee (SQPS), Mental Health Information Strategies Subcommittee (MHISS) and Mental Health Workforce Advisory Committee (MHWAC) to progress this action
    • Then to CSWG for agreement
  • Type of Implementation Progress Measure - Qualitative
  • Who needs to report - All Govts
  • Relevant Indicator Number - 22

5. Develop integrated programs between mental health support services and housing agencies to provide tailored assistance to people with mental illness and mental health problems living in the community

  • Responsibility - Jurisdictional and cross sectoral
  • Implementation Approach
    • Lead: VIC
    • Subgroup: Commonwealth and SA
    • Then to CSWG for agreement
  • Type of Implementation Progress Measure - Qualitative
  • Who needs to report - States
  • Relevant Indicator Number - 4 Top of page

6. Develop integrated approaches between housing, justice, community and aged care sectors to facilitate access to mental health programs for people at risk of homelessness and other forms of disadvantage

  • Responsibility - Jurisdictional and cross sectoral
  • Implementation Approach
    • Lead: VIC
    • Subgroup: Commonwealth and SA
    • Then to CSWG for agreement
  • Type of Implementation Progress Measure - Qualitative
  • Who needs to report - States
  • Relevant Indicator Number - 4, 19

7. Lead the development of coordinated actions to implement a renewed Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social and Emotional Well Being Framework

  • Responsibility - Nationally Coordinated
  • Implementation Approach
    • Lead: Commonwealth
    • Subgroup: QLD, WA and NT
    • MHSC to work collaboratively with the National Indigenous Health Equalities Council
  • Type of Implementation Progress Measure - Qualitative
  • Who needs to report - Cwlth Top of page

Footnotes

* Note: these actions to be progressed alongside each other to ensure that the national service planning framework is linked into the development of these models.
** Note: indicators of direct relevance to each action are listed, noting that not all 25 indicators can be directly correlated with an action in the Plan. Refer to Attachment A for a full list of indicators.