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The Australian Mental Health System. Nathan Smyth Mental Health and Workforce Division The Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing. Mental Health before 1992.
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The Australian Mental Health System Nathan Smyth Mental Health and Workforce Division The Australian Government Department of Health and Aging

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Mental Health before 1992 The number of inhabitants in the psychiatric clinics declined from 29,500 in the mid 1960\'s, (281 beds for each 100,000) to 6,750 inpatients in 1992 (40 beds for every 100,000) This improvement got to be known as trans-standardization

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The National Mental Health Strategy National Mental Health Policy National Mental Health Plans Mental Health Statement of Rights and Responsibilities Medicare Agreements 1992-1998 and Australian Health Care Agreements 1998-2003 and 2003-2008

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Three National Mental Health Plans 1992, 1998 and 2003 The three need topics under the 1998-2003 Plan : advancement and avoidance; organizations in administration change and conveyance; and quality and adequacy. The four key need topics under the 2003-08 Plan : advancing psychological well-being and anticipating emotional well-being issues and dysfunctional behavior; enhancing administration responsiveness; reinforcing quality; and encouraging examination, advancement and manageability.

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Achievements Extensive auxiliary change, movement to group based administration framework 73% genuine development in government spending Consumer and carer association New people group organizations diminished verifiable detachment of emotional wellness Foundations laid for an essential consideration psychological well-being framework

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Case for further changes Reports of across the nation interviews on psychological wellness further put forth the defense for change: Mental Health Council of Australia\'s \'Not for Service " Report (2005) Senate Select Committee on Mental Health " From Crisis to Community Report\' (2005)

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COAG Agreement 14 July 2006, COAG consented to the National Action Plan on Mental Health 2006-2011 Individual Jurisdictional Implementation Plans $4 billion joined to the arrangement more than 5 years Australian Government apportioned $1.9 billion in new financing

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Five Key Action Areas under the COAG Action Plan 1. Advancement and Early Intervention 2. Incorporating and Improving the Care System 3. Investment in the Community and Employment, including Accommodation 4. Planning Care – Two Flagship Initiatives Coordinating Care Governments Working Together 5. Expanding Workforce Capacity

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Implementation of the Commonwealth measures Department of Health and Aging is the lead organization for the conveyance of the Australian Government\'s bundle (13 of the 18 activities) Department of Families, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs Department of Employment and Workplace Relations Department of Education, Science and Training

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Key Commonwealth duties under the bundle: expanding access to essential social insurance expanding the emotional well-being workforce giving more reprieve places; and raising group mindfulness about connection to unlawful medications and dysfunctional behavior.

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Considerations for Forensic Mental Health Key Action Area: Integrating and Improving the Care System [… ] enhancing administrations for individuals with emotional sickness in the criminal equity framework, including group based measurable psychological well-being administrations [… ] Pg 4: COAG National Mental Health Action Plan 2006-2011

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States and domains are in charge of conveyance of legal emotional well-being administrations. Various states and regions are actualizing COAG measures to improve criminological psychological wellness administrations.

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For more data www.health.gov.au/coagmentalhealth

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