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.