Mental health services

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The monitoring and advocacy report of the Mental Health Commissioner
27 Feb 2018

The Mental Health Commissioner, Kevin Allan, says New Zealand needs to broaden its focus from mental illness and addiction to mental well-being and recovery in his 2018 monitoring and advocacy report.


26 Feb 2018

The peak body for emergency medicine in New Zealand and Australia has proposed solutions to improve models of care for patients with acute mental and behavioural conditions. The call for action comes as a snapshot survey found mental health presentations are disproportionately experiencing access block...


21 Feb 2018

Not enough is being done to help stressed and overworked school principals cope with the ever-increasing demands of the job. This report reveals little is being done by private school employers, Catholic Education Offices or State and Territory governments to ease the burden school principals...


2 Feb 2018

Provides a picture of the national response of the health and welfare service system to the mental health care needs of Australians.

Technical report

Final report: stakeholder identified gaps and solutions
30 Jan 2018

The gaps and solutions raised in this report should not be seen as a fundamental criticism of the NDIS or the NDIA, which is an important step forward in disability reform in Australia. Instead, they should be viewed as a way of adding national psychosocial...


8 Jan 2018

This document is the final report of the Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Service Review, and reports on all project deliverables.


11 Dec 2017

This paper has two purposes: to draw attention to the unacceptable rates of rural suicide and to suggest where attention should be focused if people are serious about making a difference.


14 Oct 2017

This strategy document outlines how Australians who experience a mental health condition will benefit from a strengthened mental health system.

Literature review

25 Sep 2017

What does the evidence show about when inpatient care is the most effective and appropriate form of care for children and adolescents with moderate to severe mental disorders?



22 Aug 2017

This study found that 10% of 14-15 year-olds reported that they had self-harmed in the previous twelve months and 5% had attempted suicide.

Audio interview

17 Aug 2017

A bi-partisan Senate committee is urging the Turnbull Government to urgently overhaul the care provided to veterans following a long-running inquiry into veteran suicide.

Journal article

26 Jul 2017

Is the Shangri-La of mental health reform just over the horizon, or have we embarked instead on a fool's errand?

Research report

6 Jul 2017

Raising awareness about the risk of suicide among construction workers and encouraging them to talk to each other about mental health is having a positive impact, according to new UniSA research.

Research report

5 Jul 2017

This report sheds some light on the activities that take place on beyondblue’s mental health support forums.

Research report

Presented to the House of Representatives under section 20 of the Public Audit Act 2001; B.29[17h]
31 May 2017

This report considers discharge planning for patients leaving mental health inpatient units in New Zealand.

Literature review

Prepared on behalf of the New Zealand Psychological Society and Child Poverty Action Group
30 May 2017

Provides information on the relationship between poverty during childhood in New Zealand and later mental health.

Research report

23 May 2017

The With Study - Women’s Input into a Trauma-informed systems model of care in Health settings - was commissioned by ANROWS to understand how to promote a trauma-informed organisational model of care, responsive to women and practitioners, and embed it into the complex system of...

Journal article

27 Apr 2017

A component of Australia’s recent national reform agenda for mental health services is the directive to the Primary Health Networks to develop and implement stepped-care models of service delivery.

The current guidance proposes that interventions are aligned to mild, moderate and severe illness categories....

Research report

20 Apr 2017

SA Health has accepted and will implement all of the recommendations contained within the report. A number of recommendations have already been implemented or are underway following the Northern Adelaide Local Health Network’s own investigations and as a result to an audit conducted by the...

Research report

19 Apr 2017

The People’s Mental Health Review is a grassroots initiative, crowdfunded by members of the ActionStation community and supported largely by the efforts of volunteers. The Review consisted of an open call to people who had experience with New Zealand’s mental health system to share their...