SA Health Mental Health Services Plan

The State Government is committed to improving the delivery of mental health services across our state to support the wellbeing of our communities.

The Mental Health Services Plan 2020-2025 (PDF 728KB) has been developed by the Office of the Chief Psychiatrist and the SA Mental Health Commission with contributions from many individuals and organisations committed to improving mental health service provision in South Australia.

The Plan sets out the proposed future direction for Department for Health and Wellbeing commissioned mental health services. The aim is to rebalance the system towards community alternatives focussed on early intervention and prevention, reduced reliance upon emergency services, and improved service accessibility, integration and continuity across the continuum of care, whilst at the same time seeking to partner with, and empower consumers in their health care.

As of November 2020 a number of initiatives associated with the Plan are under development, including the:

  • Towards Zero Suicide Initiative
  • The Older Persons Mental Health
  • Urgent Mental Health Care Centre
  • Non-Government Organisation alignment redesign

The Mental Health Services Plan Plan on a Page - Status Update (PDF 88KB) provides a snapshot overview of initiative progress.

The South Australian Government has provided a Response to the South Australian Mental Health Services Plan (PDF 275 KB).

For more information or feedback, please contact the Office of the Chief Psychiatrist via email healthocp@sa.gov.au or visit the Office of the Chief Psychiatrist website.