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released: 12 Oct 2011 author: AIHW media release

Mental health services—in brief 2011 provides an overview on the characteristics and activity of Australia's mental health services, the availability of mental health resources, and the changes that have occurred in these over time. It is designed to accompany the more comprehensive data on Australia's mental health services available online at http://mhsa.aihw.gov.au .

ISBN 978-1-74249-204-9; Cat. no. HSE 113; 36pp.; Internet Only


Publication table of contents

  • Preliminary material
    • Title and verso pages
    • Foreword
    • Contents
    • Introduction
  • Body section
    • What services are provided to those affected by mental illness?
      • Services provided by general practitioners
      • Medicare-subsidised specialised mental health services
      • State and territory community mental health services
      • Services provided in hospitals and residential care facilities
        • Services provided in emergency departments
        • Ambulatory-equivalent admitted patient care
        • Admitted patient mental health-related care
        • Residential care
      • Other mental health-related services
        • Support services for those with a psychiatric disability
        • Supported accommodation assistance
    • What resources are provided?
      • Prescriptions
      • Workforce
      • Specialised mental health care facilities
      • Expenditure on mental health services
  • End matter
    • References 

Notes and corrections

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  1. (11 Apr 2012) A change has been made to the Mental health services—in brief 2011 report (AIHW Cat no. HSE 113) that was published in October 2011. Page 3 shows incorrect numbers under the "How does this differ between states and territories?" heading. The online version of this report has been updated with the correct table.
    Previous version - Mental health services—in brief 2011 (1.7MB PDF) 

Recommended citation

AIHW 2011. Mental health services—in brief 2011. Cat. no. HSE 113. Canberra: AIHW. Viewed 20 August 2017 <http://www.aihw.gov.au/publication-detail/?id=10737420189>.

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