SA Mental Health Services Plan
The Mental Health Services Plan 2020-2025 has been developed by the Office of the Chief Psychiatrist and the SA Mental Health Commission with contributions from many individuals and organisations committed to improving mental health service provision in South Australia.
The Plan sets out the proposed future direction for Department for Health and Wellbeing commissioned mental health services. It has three broad goals across services: personalised care, integrated care and improved safety and quality which are explained in detail on pages 13 -15 of the plan.
In April 2022 the Office of the Chief Psychiatrist undertook a review of the national data and modelling that formed part of Chapter 4 in the Plan. The report Mental Health Services Plan Updated Data and Modelling is now available.
A Progress Report and Implementation Plan 2021-22 was released in December 2021 providing information on:
˃ COVID-19 Mental Health Responses
˃ Emergency Department, Bed Access and Crisis Response
˃ Psychiatric Intensive Care Unit Development
˃ Psychosocial Rehabilitation and Supported Accommodation
˃ Child and Adolescent Mental Health Initiatives
˃ Older Person’s Service Development
˃ Workforce Initiatives.
The Mental Health Services Plan on a Page Status Update provides a snapshot overview of initiative progress.