The SA Mental Health Strategic Plan 2017–2022 identified the need to identify duplication and gaps in services.
During the SA Mental Health Commission’s state-wide consultations to develop the Strategic Plan, South Australians told us they wanted greater connection and communication and fewer silos between government sectors.
The SA Mental Health Commission undertook an audit in late 2018 of mental health and wellbeing initiatives in South Australian government agencies to identify duplication and gaps in service delivery.
The SAMHC audit identified examples of best practice initiatives in the SA Government.
There are many examples of State Government mental health services and other sectors working well together to meet people’s needs.
We partnered with The Office of the Commissioner for Public Sector Employment and all SA Public Sector agencies. Twenty four SA departments provided comprehensive detail of their wellbeing programs.
Links to the SA Mental Health Strategic Plan 2017–2022:
Strategic Direction 1:
Strengthen mental health and wellbeing and prevent mental illness through high impact promotion, prevention and early-in-life intervention strategies.
Strategic Direction 6:
Improve governance of services which support mental health and wellbeing to ensure person-centred, recovery-focused and outcomes-oriented approaches.
Strategic Direction 7:
Measure, monitor and communicate progress toward improvements in mental health and wellbeing outcomes.
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