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Anglicare Australia responds to Fifth National Mental Health Plan.

Dec 15, 2016, 15:14 PM by Beth Doherty

Anglicare Australia has made a submission to the Australian Health Ministers’ Advisory Council regarding the Fifth National Mental Health Plan.

Our response is shaped by shared view that the Australia does not yet have an inclusive, coherent, positive approach to mental health despite years of inquiry, analysis and planning. 

Anglicare Australia recognises there has been a considerable body of government work, including four previous National Mental Health Plans, a ten-year COAG Roadmap for Mental Health Reform and a Review of Mental Health Programs and Services by the National Mental Health Commission.

Anglicare Australia feels that the draft Fifth National Mental Health Plan doesn’t clearly link into this 20 year process, and has therefore led many in the mental health community to question its place in a sustained and systematic process of reform. 

To read our submission, click here