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Aboriginal Mental Health and Well Being Policy 2006-2010

Doc type: Policy Directive
Compliance with this policy directive is mandatory.

Doc No.: PD2007_059

Functional Group - Sub Group:
Clinical/ Patient Services - Mental Health
Population Health - Health Promotion
Personnel/Workforce - Workforce planning

Summary
The NSW Aboriginal Mental Health and Well Being Policy 2006-2010 (the Policy) is a framework to guide NSW Health and NSW Area Mental Health Services (AMHSs) in the provision of culturally sensitive and appropriate mental health and social and emotional well being services to the Aboriginal community of NSW.

The Policy will improve the coordination of care for Aboriginal people in NSW by ensuring:
* partnerships are formed with other relevant organisations resulting in strong working relationships;
* accessible and responsive mental health services that cater for all ages and enable targeted priority areas; and
* a supported and skilled workforce in Aboriginal mental health and well being and increasing the expertise and knowledge base in this area

Date of Publication: 16 July 2007

Replaces:

  • Aboriginal Mental Health Policy: A Strategy for Delivery of Mental Health Services [PD2005_116]
Author Branch: Mental Health and Drug and Alcohol Office

This document applies to: Area Health Services/Chief Executive Governed Statutory Health Corporation, Board Governed Statutory Health Corporations, NSW Dept of Health

Audience: Clinical, allied health, nursing, emergency departments

Distributed to: Public Health System, Community Health Centres , Divisions of General Practice, NSW Ambulance Service , NSW Department of Health, Public Hospitals

Review Date: 16 July 2012

File No: 06/7201-2

Status: Active

File link: Aboriginal Mental Health and Well Being Policy 2006-2010
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Aboriginal Mental Health and Well Being Policy 2006-2010

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