|Author||National Mental Health Commission|
|Source/Publisher||National Mental Health Commission|
This is a summary report highlighting the findings and recommendations of the review relating to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australian from the National Review of Mental Health Programmes and Services, which was delivered to the Australian Government by the National Mental Health Commission. The focus of the review was on assessing the efficiency and effectiveness of programmes and services in supporting individuals experiencing mental ill-health and their families and other support people to lead a contributing life and to engage productively in the community. The review found a wide gap between the wellbeing and mental health of Indigenous Australians to other Australians; in particular, the death from suicide being twice that of non-Indigenous Australians. Some specific justice issues are considered, particularly in relation to juvenile justcie and justice reinvestment. Recommendations including making Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander mental health a national priority.
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