We’re excited to launch the Office for Mental Health and Wellbeing’s Work Plan.
The Plan is a culmination of work and contributions from across the Canberra community.
“The Work Plan is more than just about policy and clinical support services or acute care needs. It aims to reduce the growing demand for mental health services by creating an environment that’s compassionate and responsive to the spectrum of mental health needs.” Dr Elizabeth Moore, Coordinator-General Office for Mental Health and Wellbeing
It acknowledges that people need a holistic approach which incorporates their mental and physical illness or alcohol and drug issues, housing, education and employment. It’s sets a way forward and builds on positive work happening across the territory to ensure better planning and coordination of information, support and services.
The Work Plan is a collaborative effort between the Office and key stakeholders from across the community and mental health system, including people with lived experience, carers, non-government organisation and public and private sector providers and government directorates
At the heart of the Work Plan is its vision—creating - a kind, connected and informed community working together to promote and protect the mental health and wellbeing of all.
It is a proactive plan said Dr Moore.
“It builds on what’s working and promotes social cohesion and compassion at all levels in our systems”.
For more information see the Office for Mental Health page.