The Mental Health Sector: Health Q Can
Position Your Organisation To Thrive
Mental illness is very common. 20% of Australians aged 16-85 experience a mental illness and mental health issues in any given year. The most common mental illnesses are depressive, anxiety and substance use disorders. 45% of all Australians will experience a mental illness in their lifetime, and it takes a serious cost in many ways. $9.9 billion was spent on mental health in 2017–18.
There is a division of roles and responsibilities in Australia’s mental health system, with services being delivered and/or funded by the Australian Government, state and territory governments and the private and non-government sectors. With this division, there is a lot of potential confusion to navigate.
The National Mental Health Commission’s Review of Mental Health Programmes and Services ‘Contributing Lives, Thriving Communities’, highlighted the existing complexity, inefficiency and fragmentation of the mental health system and presented a compelling case for long-term sustainable reform.
The need for action is critical when considering almost four million people in Australia will experience a mental illness in any one year. Mental illness is the third largest cause-of-disease burden in Australia after cancer and cardiovascular disease and the largest single cause of non-fatal burden. All this pain and difficulty results in significant health, social and economic and productivity consequences. More efficient and sustainable approaches are needed to improve the system for individuals, across the life course and across illness severity, and to improve targeting of efforts nationwide.
If your organisation is providing mental health services and interventions, Health Q Consulting can help. We assist in improving both operational performance and outcome delivery. We utilise evaluation, financial sustainability assessments and business process reviews to optimise your performance. For those who need it, we can also help walk you through the Specialist Disability Accommodation process.
In short: Health Q Consulting is here to help you provide better mental health services however you do so.
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