State & territory jurisdictional reports: Activity relating to mental health reform prior to the implementation of the Fourth National Mental Health Plan

34. Conduct a rigorous evaluation of the fourth national mental health plan

Page last updated: December 2010

Department of Health and Ageing

  • The DoHA has agreed to fund an external contractor to develop an evaluation framework for the Fourth Plan during 2010 and has set aside funding for future years for prospective data collections beginning in 2010-11 and extending to the evaluation of the Fourth Plan in 2014.The evaluation will "involve the development of a clear framework at its outset that operationalises the aims of the Fourth Plan in a manner that enables them to be assessed". This framework will be used to determine any additional evaluative information that needs to be collected to examine the extent to which the aims of the Fourth Plan are achieved.

Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs

  • FaHCSIA will contribute to the evaluation of the Fourth National Mental Health Plan through its membership of the Mental Health Information Strategy Subcommittee and Mental Health Standing Committee