What is Mental Health Australia's position on key policy issues?

  • Improving mental health services – new services are urgently required to meet increasing demands and to ensure that people with a mental illness receive high quality and targeted services.  Small investments in existing systems and services will not end the crisis in mental health and will continue to offer poorly integrated services that fail to deliver quality care.
  • Mental health reform - Australia urgently needs systemic changes to its mental health system. These reforms do not just include service delivery and increased budgets, but reforms in education, media representation and overall perceptions of mental illness. 
  • Sector development - New collaborative models and service delivery are needed along with new and innovative ways of working across all sections of society. This includes stakeholders in government, private industry, the not-for-profit sector and the general public.
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