National Mental Health Service Planning Framework

About the NMHSPF

The National Mental Health Service Planning Framework (NMHSPF) is a tool designed to help plan, coordinate and resource mental health services to meet population demands. It's an evidenced-based framework providing national average benchmarks for optimal service delivery across the full spectrum of mental health service in Australia.

The NMHSPF-Planning Support Tool (NMHSPF-PST) is an interactive data visualisation tool. It allows users to estimate need and expected demand for mental health care and the level and mix of mental health services required for a given population.