Mental Health Australia 2018/19 pre-Budget Submission

Lachlan Searle

The Mental Health Australia 2018-19 pre-Budget Submission takes account of the Fifth National Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Plan and provides other key priorities that offer strong economic and social returns on investment.

Mental Health Australia is proposing actions in the following areas:

• Funding for implementation of the Fifth National Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Plan and transparency in the Budget of the funding commitment
• Consumer and carer co-design in all areas of policy, oversight and service design
• Integration of mental health services for older Australians with residential and home aged care services
• First class mental health and emotional wellbeing services for Indigenous Australians
• Mentally healthy workplaces, through targeted investments and incentives to change workplace practice
• Peer workforce for employment opportunities and better outcomes for people recovering from mental ill health
• Assertive outreach and suicide prevention for people who have sought hospital treatment for injury relating to a suicide attempt
• Primary care data management and reporting to better understand mental health outcomes managed in the primary care setting

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