In March 2007, the Strategic Plan for the Development of Mental Health and Addiction Services was completed. This document articulates the vision for how mental health services could look in 2016, and was developed after considerable sector feedback.
The Mental Health Gaps Analysis Report compares the vision of the Regional Mental Health and Addiction Services Strategic Plan with the current situation, including gaps in service, configuration/coordination, workforce, infrastructure and the resources required to achieve the vision.
A Gaps workshop was held in April 2008 for Portfolio Managers, Service Managers and Clinical Directors. This workshop was well supported and identified regional priorities for Mental Health within the Central Region.
A wider workshop was held in July 08, including a range of clinicians, managers, consumers and other key stakeholders which was well supported. The workshop focussed on how to implement the strategic plan, confirming the priorities identified at the gaps workshop, and what else needed to be added, as well as discussing the IRMHSP project.
Our Regional Mental Health Implementation Plan prioritises the various projects for both TAS and the Portfolio Managers to operationalise the overall strategic direction from the Central Region Strategic Plan for the Development of Mental Health and Addiction Services.