Key to Commonwealth's role in National Implementation Strategy:
* Commonwealth to lead national implementation of action
** Commonwealth to participate in national implementation sub-group

  1. Improve community and service understanding and attitudes through a sustained and comprehensive national stigma reduction strategy *
  2. Coordinate the health, education and employment sectors to expand supported education, employment and vocational programs which are linked to mental health programs **
  3. Improve coordination between primary care and specialist mental health services in the community to enhance consumer choice and facilitate 'wrap-around' service provision **
  4. Adopt a recovery oriented culture within mental health services, underpinned by appropriate values and service models
  5. Develop integrated programs between mental health support services and housing agencies to provide tailored assistance to people with mental illness and mental health problems living in the community **
  6. Develop integrated approaches between housing, justice, community and aged care sectors to facilitate access to mental health programs for people at risk of homelessness and other forms of disadvantage **
  7. Lead the development of coordinated actions to implement a renewed Aboriginal and Torres Straits Islander social and emotional well being framework *
  8. Work with schools, workplaces and communities to deliver programs to improve mental health literacy and enhance resilience *
  9. Implement targeted prevention and early intervention programs for children and their families through partnerships between mental health, maternal and child health services, schools and other related organisations **
  10. Expand community-based youth mental health services which are accessible and combine primary health care, mental health and alcohol and other drug services *
  11. Implement evidence-based and cost-effective models of intervention for early psychosis in young people to provide broader national coverage **
  12. Provide education about mental health and suicide prevention to front line workers in emergency, welfare and associated sectors *
  13. Coordinate state, territory and Commonwealth suicide prevention activities through a nationally agreed suicide prevention framework to improve efforts to identify people at risk of suicide and improve the effectiveness of services and support available to them *
  14. Expand the level and range of support for families and carers of people with mental illness and mental health problems, including children of parents with a mental illness **
  15. Develop tailored mental health care responses for highly vulnerable children and young people who have experienced physical, sexual or emotional abuse, or other trauma ** Top of page
  16. Develop a national service planning framework that establishes targets for the mix and level of the full range of mental health services, backed by innovative funding models *
  17. Establish regional partnerships of funders, service providers, consumers and carers and other relevant stakeholders to develop local solutions to better meet the mental health needs of communities **
  18. Improve communication and the flow of information between primary care and specialist providers, and between clinical and community support services, through the development of new systems and processes that promote continuity of care and the development of cooperative service models
  19. Work with emergency and community services to develop protocols to guide and support transitions between service sectors and jurisdictions
  20. Improve linkages and coordination between mental health, alcohol and other drug and primary care services to facilitate earlier identification of, and improved referral and treatment for, mental and physical health problems *
  21. Develop and implement systems to ensure information about the pathways into and through care is highly visible, readily accessible and culturally relevant
  22. Better target services and address service gaps through cooperative and innovative service models for the delivery of primary mental health care *
  23. Review the mental health statement of rights and responsibilities
  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
  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
  26. Increase consumer and carer employment in clinical and community support settings **
  27. Ensure accreditation and reporting systems in health and community sectors incorporate the National Standards for Mental Health Services
  28. Further develop and progress implementation of the national mental health performance and benchmarking framework
  29. Develop a national mental health research strategy to drive collaboration and inform the research agenda *
  30. Expand and better utilise innovative approaches to service delivery including telephone and e-mental health services
  31. Establish comprehensive, timely and regular national reporting on the progress of mental health reform which responds to the full range of stakeholder needs
  32. Build an accountable service delivery system that monitors its performance on service quality indicators and makes this information available to consumers and other stakeholders
  33. Further develop mental health information, including national mental health data collections, that provide the foundation for system accountability and reporting
  34. Conduct a rigorous evaluation of the fourth national mental health plan