Reforming Australia’s Mental Health System
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Saturday, May 25, 2019 - 15:30
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Australia’s mental health service system is undergoing significant change with PHNs having an enhanced role in mental health, the roll-out of the NDIS, federal and state inquiries underway and a range of new initiatives at the Commonwealth and State/Territory level. Yet many Australians are vulnerable to service system gaps, there is confusion surrounding funding and accountability divisions between Commonwealth and State/Territory jurisdictions, and GPs grapple with what the Mental Health Commission calls ‘the missing middle’ – the services and supports which sit between the General Practitioner and the Emergency Department.