Policies, plans and standards guiding mental health services
South Australia’s Mental Health and Wellbeing Policy 2010-15
South Australia’s Mental Health and Wellbeing Policy recognises that good mental health and wellbeing depends on a wide range of factors.
A holistic, whole of community approach is essential to prevent and reduce the impacts of mental illness and help people who are experiencing mental illness achieve their recovery goals.
As a result, the policy emphasises the importance of promoting and developing environments, relationships and services, which promote and sustain good mental health and facilitate the recovery journey for everyone who experiences mental illness.
The development of this policy is based on an understanding that feeling positive about life and being able to deal with the challenges and difficulties we face is important to everyone in our community.
South Australian mental health service planning is guided by the:
- SA Health Strategic Plan 2008-10
- Stepping Up: A Social Inclusion Action Plan for Mental Health Reform 2007-12
- Fourth National Mental Health Plan
- South Australian Suicide Prevention Strategy 2012-2016 (PDF 1MB)
The South Australian Suicide Prevention Strategy 2012 – 2016: Every life is worth living (PDF 920KB) was released in September 2012.
SA Health has been privileged to play a lead role in the development of the South Australian Suicide Prevention Strategy and works collaboratively with all government departments, the non-government sector, business and community groups to achieve the outcomes and objectives set out within.
Suicide prevention strategies provide vital support and tools for anyone in crisis and everyone involved.SA Health is committed to ensuring the provision of the best possible care to consumers, their families and carers. The South Australian Government’s investments in mental health, in conjunction with SA Health’s ongoing reform agenda, will continue to deliver accessible, responsive and accountable services throughout South Australia.
The South Australian Suicide Prevention Strategy 2012-2016 provides everyone with a way forward to support people in need.
Help is available.
If you, or someone you know, is having thoughts of suicide please seek help straight away.
Contacts for a crisis:
|South Australian Mental Health Triage Line, 24 hours (over 18 years)||13 14 65|
|Women’s and Children’s Hospital (under 18 years)||(08) 8161 7000|
|Lifeline||13 11 14|
|Kids Help Line||1800 551 800|
|Suicide Call Back Service||1300 659 467|
|Mensline Australia||1300 789 978|
Further information is available in the South Australian Suicide Prevention Strategy 2012 – 2016: Every life is worth living (PDF 920KB).
Suicide Prevention Community Grants
SA Health is offering grants to assist community groups, the non-government sector and businesses develop projects or activities that support suicide prevention and promote the objectives of the South Australian Suicide Prevention Strategy 2012-2016. Grants of up to 10,000 are available.
- Read the Suicide Prevention Community Grants fact sheet (PDF 130KB)
- complete the Suicide Prevention Projects application form (DOTX 261KB)
- submit the form (by email) to SA Health Office of the Chief Psychiatrist.
Submissions must be received by 5pm, Friday 29 May 2015. Successful applicants will be notified in June 2015