Community and Primary mental health care

The Mental Health Council of Australia has published this background paper in response to the NHHRC report in 2009 which recommended an examination of the scope and complexity of community mental health care.

Community Mental Health and Primary Mental Health Care seeks to clarify points of overlap and difference between primary health care and community mental health. It also identifies how their linkages could be strengthened whilst ensuring maintenance of the capacity and integrity of specialist mental health services delivered in the community.

Associated with this background paper are new Community Mental Health Guiding Principles developed to clarify the nature and scope of community mental health care, and to provide principles to guide its further development across Australia.

Reposted from NCAHS Library Clippings

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