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Wednesday, 11 April 2012

Mental health workforce (AIHW)

The mental health workforce in Australia is growing, according to recent figures by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare(AIHW).

The latest workforce information on the AIHW's Mental Health Services in Australia website shows the number of psychiatrists (including psychiatrists-in-training) per 100,000 people increased at an average yearly rate of 1.4% between 2005 and 2009.

"The number of nurses who work principally in mental health increased at an average yearly rate of 1.5% over the same period," said AIHW spokesperson Mr Brent Diverty.

The website provides workforce information on psychiatrists, psychiatrists-in-training and nurses who work principally in mental health care.

Media release.

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