The NSW Government is continuing to strengthen mental health care by investing an additional $20 million into mental health reform, totalling $95 million in the 2017-18 financial year.
Implemented in 2014, the reform is a 10 year plan in response to the Mental Health Commission of NSW’s Living Well report, which aims to improve outcomes for those living with a mental illness.
The Government will continue to improve mental health services and the wellbeing of the community in partnership with non-government organisations (NGOs), consumers and carers to deliver better lives for people with mental illness, their families and carers.
Strengthening mental health care in NSW
The NSW Government is undertaking a decade-long whole-of-government enhancement of mental health care. The reforms come in response to the Mental Health Commission of NSW’s Living Well report, a framework for reform
which puts people - not processes - at the centre of the mental health care system.
The Government commitment was outlined in the Strengthening Mental Health Care brochure and a series of fact sheets outlining the Government’s key initiatives to strengthen mental health care in NSW:
NSW Strategic Framework and Workforce Plan for Mental Health 2018-2022