Review of Mental Health Governance in South Australia

The South Australian Government has released the Report into the Mental Health Governance in South Australia, and its Interim Response, for consultation.

In September 2018, the State Government engaged an independent consultant – Aspex Consulting – to review the governance of mental health services across the state.

The purpose of the review was to ensure the most effective governance and safeguards are in place to deliver the highest quality mental health services for all South Australians.

The recommendations include changes to the structure and reporting lines within the Office of the Chief Psychiatrist and Mental Health Strategy Unit in the Department for Health and Wellbeing.

The report also recommended minimising duplication and addressing gaps and similarities across statutory bodies, including the role of the SA Mental Health Commission.

The Government is committed to making changes to improve mental health services in South Australia and broadly accepts the five recommendations contained in the Report.

Feedback and consultation

Consultation on the Report into Mental Health Governance in South Australia, and the State Government’s Interim Response, has now closed.

For more information, email

View the review report and interim response below:

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