Health experts claimed, national reform programmes implemented by government are needed to improve mental health in Australia. Mental Health Council of Australia reports that Australia is in need of a new nationalwise approach with acute-care facilities for tackling mental health system crisis.
A report on the Time for Service says mental health funding of up to $2 billion a year for the following 5 years was being made.
It added, about 13 percent of ‘disease burden’ comes from mental health problems.
NSW government's share of $338 million and federal government's share of $1.8 billion are made to reform mental health – it says.
Professor Allan Fels and Ian Hickie, Mental Health Council board member jointly said this was the right time to reform.
Simply treating the people in acute-care and not making any recovery reforming facilities will be crucial – report says. Lifeline CEO Dawn Smith said federal government’s initiatives regarding mental health were came but more efforts are in need to fulfill.