Policy

National mental health policy 2008

21 Apr 2009
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The vision of the National Mental Health Policy 2008 is for a mental health system that:

  • enables recovery
  • prevents and detects mental illness early
  • ensures that all Australians with a mental illness can access effective and appropriate treatment and community support to enable them to participate fully in the community.

The National Mental Health Policy 2008 provides a strategic vision for further whole-of-government mental health reform in Australia.The aims of the National Mental Health Policy 2008 are to:

  • promote the mental health and well-being of the Australian community  and, where possible, prevent the development of mental health problems  and mental illness
  • reduce the impact of mental health problems and mental illness, including  the effects of stigma on individuals, families and the community
  • promote recovery from mental health problems and mental illness
  • assure the rights of people with mental health problems and mental illness, and enable them to participate meaningfully in society.
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2009
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