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Australian Government response to contributing lives, thriving communities – review of mental health programmes and services

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Publication date: 
November 2015
Publication type: 
Fact sheet
Intended audience: 
General public

This fact sheet includes:

  • Locally planned and commissioned mental health services and a new flexible primary health care funding pool

  • A new, easy to access digital mental health gateway

  • A ‘stepped care’ model for primary mental health care

  • Joined up support for child mental health

  • An integrated and equitable approach to youth mental health

  • Integration of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander mental health and social and emotional wellbeing services

  • A renewed approach to suicide prevention

  • Improved services and coordination of care for people with severe and complex mental illness

  • National leadership in mental health reform.