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National mental health and suicide prevention plan

Prevention, compassion, care
Mental health promotion Youth suicide Child mental health First Peoples mental health Suicide Mental health Australia

Based on the principles of prevention, compassion and care, this plan will invest $1.4 billion in high quality and person-centred treatment, which includes the development of a national network of mental health treatment centres for adults, youth and children through the Head to Health and headspace programs.

One in five Australians experience some form of chronic or episodic mental illness each year. The personal toll on the lives of individuals and their families and carers is immense, and also has a profound effect on our society, health and social systems, and economy.

The plan is based on 5 key pillars:

  1. Prevention and early intervention
  2. Suicide prevention
  3. Treatment
  4. Supporting the vulnerable, and
  5. Workforce and governance.
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