Fifth National Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Plan, 2018
Identifying and definitional attributes
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The Fifth National Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Plan (the Fifth Plan) is an integral part of the National Mental Health Strategy, a suite of documents—including the National Mental Health Policy, Mental Health Statement of Rights and Responsibilities and four successive National Mental Health Plans—that has driven mental health reform in Australia for 25 years. The National Mental Health Strategy articulates a vision for a mental health system that:
The Fifth Plan commits Australian governments to actions in eight priority areas:
The Fifth Plan identifies 24 national key performance indicators, guided by the domains set out in the National Mental Health Commission’s 2014 National Review of Mental Health Programmes and Services. They range from measures of the health status of the population to measures of the process of mental health care. Wherever possible, the indicators provide both a combined national view and a more detailed view for community groups or mental health services, and allow performance to be reported for different age groups, for men and women, and for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
|Indicators linked to this Indicator set:|
Adult carers of people with mental illness in employment, 2018
Adults with mental illness in employment, education or training, 2018
Adults with very high levels of psychological distress, 2018
Change in mental health consumer's clinical outcomes, 2018
Experience of discrimination in adults with mental illness, 2018
Long-term health conditions in people with mental illness, 2018
Mental health consumer experience of service, 2018
Population access to clinical mental health care, 2018
Social participation in adults with mental illness, 2018
Tobacco and other drug use in adolescents and adults with mental illness, 2018
Collection and usage attributes
|National reporting arrangement:|
The National Mental Health Commission will deliver an annual report on the implementation progress of the Fifth Plan and performance against identified indicators.
The term ‘Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people’ is preferred when referring to the separate Indigenous peoples of Australia. However, the term ‘Indigenous’ is used interchangeably with ‘Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander’ in this indicator set to assist readability.
Source and reference attributes
Mental Health Information Strategy Standing Committee
|Steward:||Australian Institute of Health and Welfare|
Council of Australian Governments Health Council 2018. The Fifth National Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Plan. Canberra: Commonwealth of Australia.
NMHC (National Mental Health Commission) 2014. The National Review of Mental Health Programmes and Services. Sydney: NMHC.
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