The publications listed here are those considered key to directing the work of the Queensland Government in its contribution to mental health reform activities in Queensland.
National Mental Health Policy 2008
This revised National Mental Health Policy represents a renewed commitment by all Health Ministers and Ministers with responsibility for Mental Health to the continual improvement of Australia's mental health system.
The Policy works towards ensuring Australia has a mental health system that detects and intervenes early in illness, promotes recovery, and ensures that all Australians with a mental illness have access to effective and appropriate treatment and community supports to enable them to participate in the community fully. A system that supports efforts to prevent mental ill health, promotes resilience and lessens the stigma so often attached to mental illness. Click the link below to download the policy.
National Mental Health Strategy
The National Mental Health Strategy is a commitment by the Australian and State and Territory Governments to improve the lives of people with a mental illness. It includes the:
This publication is a joint statement by the Health Ministers of the Commonwealth, States and Territories of Australia. Its intention is to set a clear direction for future development of mental health services in Australia so that appropriate services are accessible to all Australians with mental health problems or mental disorders.
Australian Health Care Agreements
The current Australian Health Care Agreements run from 2003 to 2008.
National Strategic Framework for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples' Mental Health and Social and Emotional Well Being 2004-2009
This publication aims to provide a framework for action by all governments and communities to improve the social and emotional wellbeing and mental health needs of Indigenous Australians over the next five years.
Towards Better Mental Health for the Veteran Community
A blueprint for the planning and delivery of mental health services to the veteran community.
The RANZCP has developed Clinical Practice Guidelines (CPGs) to provide mental health practitioners, consumers, and
carers with evidence-based information about particular mental illnesses and appropriate treatment options.
- Anorexia nervosa;
- Bipolar disorder;
- Deliberate self harm (youth and adult);
- Panic disorder and agoraphobia; and
To download the Clinical Practice Guidelines (CPGs) visit the RANZCP Publications website
The Commonwealth Department of Health and Ageing also produce a range of mental health and wellbeing publications. This information was developed as part of the National Mental Health Strategy - A Commonwealth/State Initiative. Examples of publications include:
The full range of publications is available from the Commonwealth Department of Health and Ageing
Brochures can also be mailed out to you. They can be ordered from the Commonwealth Mental Health Publications Online Ordering page.