The NSW Strategic Framework and Workforce Plan comprises actions arising from the NSW Mental Health Reform in response to recommendations in Living Well: A Strategic Plan for Mental Health in NSW 2014-2024. It provides the overarching framework for NSW Health action in mental health from 2018- 2022 and responds to recommendations in recent reviews including the Review of seclusion, restraint and observation of consumers with a mental illness in NSW Health facilities; the Royal Commission into Institutional responses to Child Sexual Abuse; the Review of the Mental Health Review Tribunal in respect to forensic patients; and policy guidance contained in the Fifth National Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Plan 2018-2022 (Fifth Plan).
This document is the first progress report of the Plan and provides an overview of statewide and local achievements, including by NSW Health local health districts (LHDs), speciality health networks (SHNs), Ministry of Health branches, pillars and other NSW Health organisations.
It is intended to be considered and shared for the purpose of continuous quality improvement. The 2019 progress report will support NSW Health and partner organisations in the consistent planning, funding and implementation of actions to realise improvements in service efficiencies and consumer outcomes.