National Standards for Mental Health Services 2010 and implementation guidelines
The national standards outline mental health service standards that can be applied to all mental health services, including government, non-government and private sectors across Australia. The 3 implementation guidelines outline how the criteria of the standards apply to different settings.
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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- rights and responsibilities
- consumer and carer participation
- diversity responsiveness
- promotion and prevention
- governance, leadership and management
- 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.