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National Mental Health Performance Framework 2020

The National Mental Health Performance Framework 2020 supersedes the National Mental Health Performance Framework.

The objective of the National Mental Health Performance Framework is to improve all health outcomes for Australians living with mental illness and ensure sustainability of the Australian health system.

The first National Mental Health Performance Framework (NMHPF) was developed in 2005 as a key strategy for facilitating a culture of continuous quality improvement in mental health service delivery. The framework supports Australian and state and territory governments’ commitment to improving accountability and transparency at the Mental Health Service Organisation level.

The revised NMHPF was developed based on the Australian Health Performance Framework, and was endorsed by the Mental Health Principal Committee in March 2019. The key domains of the framework are as follows:

Dimensions of this framework