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23 Nov 2016

Government is currently consulting on a draft 5th National Mental Health Plan (the Plan).

The AMA is making a detailed submission on the draft Plan. In addition to a number of specific deficiencies and shortcomings, there appears to be little in the current draft plan to inspire the sense of energy, motivation, purpose and cooperation that are needed to deliver better mental health care. The current draft Plan should be regarded as a beginning, but only a beginning, of a process to develop a robust, well-considered and useful national plan for mental health care. With further input and development, it should be possible to develop a national plan that actually facilitates and enables improved mental health care.

Published: 23 Nov 2016