Obsessive Hope Disorder - Technical Report (Print)

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Obsessive Hope Disorder - Technical Report (Print)

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Obsessive Hope Disorder - Technical Report (Print)

The move to deinstitutionalise people diagnosed with mental illness is arguably one of the most important public policy ‘decisions’ of the post-war era in Australia.  It has had profound impacts on our society and most particularly those affected by mental illness and their families and the mental health workforce.

This comprehensive Technical Report outlines:

·       The journey of reform. Including an examination of the formal dismantling of institution based care and the legacy today, an analysis of Australia’s reform through the deployment of the national mental health policy and an analysis of the workforce and its journey through this period of mental health reform.

·       The Present State of Mental Health Services in Australia. Including a systematic review and synthesis of the findings of National and State audits of mental health and related services undertaken by independent statutory authorities such as: Ombudsman, Auditors, Public Advocates, Guardians and Child Safety Commissioners; The results from two large-scale community surveys conducted in April-May 2013, compared with the same survey conducted in 2004; an analysis of the 79 perspective essays; and an analysis of the present governance and accountability arrangements.

·       A Better Way explores some broader policy initiatives such as DisabilityCare and the relevance of activity based funding to mental health reform, provides an overview of the nature of mental health research in Australia, delves into how to improve the mental health workforce in Australia, and details a manifesto for change. 

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