The government provides health services based on the National Mental Health Plan. The Fifth National Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Plan (the Fifth Plan) and its Implementation Plan were endorsed in August 2017.
NOW, they are looking to work towards a NEW set of mental health safety priorities. And they want people in Australia to tell them …
what you think are the most important safety priorities in mental health,
how they can best improve safety in these areas, and
how they can monitor progress over time.
There are several ways you can let the government know what you think:
You can take part in a survey (open until 10 June)
You can join an online discussion (between 15 & 26 June)
You can make a written submission (open until 26 June)
To do any of those, click on the links above.
People across Australia dealing with mental health issues KNOW what’s important.
We know that quite often just surviving the day has to be your focus. But if, in the next few weeks, you can make some time to give your input, the government will know where THEIR focus has to be where mental healthcare is concerned. If you can’t, perhaps you can share the links above with others who might be able to.
We need to let the government know what matters.
Australia needs the best possible mental healthcare. Telling those providing services what and how is the way to achieve that.