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Priority Areas

Our early engagement across ACT and the community sector has identified the following mental health and wellbeing priority areas:

  • increased focus on prevention and early support. This includes:
    • fostering positive mental health and wellbeing across the community.
    • improving general health and wellbeing (e.g. physical health promotion)
    • reducing the demand on health services.
  • improved holistic outcomes for people with mental illness through a renewed focus on the social determinants of health. This includes: greater access to suitable accommodation, education, employment and meaningful activity and increased social connections.
  • coordinated services that ‘wrap’ around an individual, so that individuals don’t need to have to navigate the system.
  • improved coordinated holistic approaches for vulnerable population groups.
  • reduced suicide attempts and suicide deaths, through better integration of suicide prevention services.
  • ongoing appropriate and considered Consumer and Carer engagement and participation.
  • increased capacity to grow, develop and sustain an effective mental health workforce, including peer workers.
  • further targeted research and evaluation.
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