Mental health services

Report

8 Jan 2018

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

Strategy

14 Oct 2017

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

Report

13 Oct 2017

Mental health services in Australia is an online presentation of the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare’s (AIHW) series of annual mental health reports that describe the activity and characteristics of Australia’s mental health care services. This report provides the most recent data available on...

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?

Report

Chapter

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

31 May 2017

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

Literature review

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...

Research report

18 Apr 2017

This report shows more young Australians are in psychological distress than five years ago, with almost one in four young people in 2016 meeting the criteria for probable serious mental illness and young females twice as likely as males to report high psychological distress....

Technical report

22 Mar 2017

This report shows the economic value of informal care in Australia and it clearly validates the importance of carers.

Research report

1 Mar 2017

In 2007, the Ombudsmen were designated as one of the National Preventive Mechanisms (NPMs) under the Crimes of Torture Act (COTA), with responsibility for examining and monitoring the general conditions and treatment of detainees in New Zealand prisons.

This report details observations and findings...

Commentary

Audio podcast

23 Feb 2017

Peer support in the mental health sector is the help and support that ‘peers’ – people with a lived experience of mental health issues – are able to give one another.

A peer worker is employed on the basis that they bring their lived...

Survey

15 Feb 2017

The survey has run nationally every year since 2011 in response to growing concern about principals’ occupational health, safety and wellbeing. Since the project began, approximately 50% of Australia’s 10,000 principals have taken part. Many have completed multiple surveys.

The aim of this research...