Submission to National Preventive Health Strategy

Mental Health Australia has submitted a response to the Department of Health’s Consultation Paper on the development a National Preventive Health Strategy, calling for greater inclusion of mental health. In our submission Mental Health Australia argued that given the high impact of mental ill-health in Australia, the importance of prevention for reducing this impact, the inherent interconnectedness of mental and physical health, and the need to integrate mental and physical health responses, the Australian Government must give further consideration to mental health in development of the National Preventive Health Strategy. Mental Health Australia called for mental health experts to be included in the Steering Committee, an additional working group to be held focusing on mental health  - as one of the top priorities identified through the public survey informing the Strategy, and for the Strategy to be aligned with other significant mental health reform frameworks currently being developed.

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