Fourth national mental health plan: implementation strategy

Priority 4 - Quality improvement and innovation

Page last updated: November 2010

The actions for priority area 4 are:

  1. Review the mental health statement of rights and responsibilities
  2. Review and where necessary amend mental health and related legislation to support cross-border agreements and transfers of people under civil and forensic orders, and scope requirements for the development of nationally consistent mental health legislation
  3. Develop and commence implementation of a national mental health workforce strategy that defines standardised workforce competencies and roles in clinical, community and peer support areas
  4. Increase consumer and carer employment in clinical and community support settings
  5. Ensure accreditation and reporting systems in health and community sectors incorporate the national standards for mental health services
  6. Further develop and progress implementation of the national mental health performance and benchmarking framework
  7. Develop a national mental health research strategy to drive collaboration and inform the research agenda
  8. Expand and better utilise innovative approaches to service delivery including telephone and e-mental health services

23. Review the mental health statement of rights and responsibilities

  • Responsibility - Nationally Coordinated
  • Implementation Approach - SQPS
  • Type of Implementation Progress Measure - Qualitative
  • Who needs to report - SQPS Top of page

24. Review and where necessary amend mental health and related legislation to support cross-border agreements and transfers of people under civil and forensic orders, and scope requirements for the development of nationally consistent mental health legislation

  • Responsibility - Nationally Coordinated and Cross Sectoral
  • Implementation Approach
    • Lead: WA
    • Subgroup: all state and territories
    • Then to CSWG for agreement
  • Type of Implementation Progress Measure - Qualitative
  • Who needs to report - States

25. Develop and commence implementation of a national mental health workforce strategy that defines standardised workforce competencies and roles in clinical, community and peer support areas

  • Responsibility - Nationally Coordinated
  • Implementation Approach - MHWAC to progress this action.
  • Type of Implementation Progress Measure - Qualitative
  • Who needs to report - MHWAC Top of page

26. Increase consumer and carer employment in clinical and community support settings

  • Responsibility - Jurisdictional
  • Implementation Approach
    • Lead: QLD
    • Subgroup: TAS, ACT and Commonwealth
  • Type of Implementation Progress Measure - Quantitative
  • Who needs to report - All Governments
  • Relevant Indicator Number ** - 21

27. Ensure accreditation and reporting systems in health and community sectors incorporate the national standards for mental health services

  • Responsibility - Nationally Coordinated
  • Implementation Approach - SQPS to progress this action
  • Type of Implementation Progress Measure - Qualitative
  • Who needs to report - States
  • Relevant Indicator Number ** - 22 Top of page

28. Further develop and progress implementation of the national mental health performance and benchmarking framework

  • Responsibility - Nationally Coordinated
  • Implementation Approach - MHISS and SQPS to progress this action
  • Type of Implementation Progress Measure - Qualitative
  • Who needs to report - All Governments
  • Relevant Indicator Number ** - 25

29. Develop a national mental health research strategy to drive collaboration and inform the research agenda

  • Responsibility - Nationally Coordinated
  • Implementation Approach
    • Commonwealth
    • Subgroup: QLD and NSW
  • Type of Implementation Progress Measure - Qualitative
  • Who needs to report - Commonwealth Top of page

30. Expand and better utilise innovative approaches to service delivery including telephone and e-mental health services *

  • Responsibility - Jurisdictional
  • Implementation Approach
    • Lead: NSW
    • Subgroup: QLD, WA, SA and Commonwealth
  • Type of Implementation Progress Measure - Qualitative
  • Who needs to report - All Governments

Footnotes

* Note: these actions to be progressed alongside each other to ensure that the national service planning framework is linked into the development of these models.
** Note: indicators of direct relevance to each action are listed, noting that not all 25 indicators can be directly correlated with an action in the Plan. Refer to Attachment A for a full list of indicators.