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National Standards for Mental Health Services 2010

Implementation guidelines for public mental health services and private hospitals

Implementation guidelines for non-government community services

Implementation guidelines for private office based mental health practices

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Publication date: 
December 2010
Publication type: 
Standard
Intended audience: 
Health sector
Description: 

Standards are: 

  1. rights and responsibilities
  2. safety
  3. consumer and carer participation
  4. diversity responsiveness
  5. promotion and prevention
  6. consumers
  7. carers
  8. governance, leadership and management
  9. integration
  10. delivery of care. 

The 3 implementation guideline provide clear directions for mental health services on how the criteria of the standards apply to:

  • public mental health services and private hospitals
  • community (non-government) organisations
  • private office based mental health services.