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Mental health services in Australia 

Mental health services in Australia provides a picture of the national response of the health and welfare service system to the mental health care needs of Australians.

Mental health services—in brief 2017 

Mental health services: in brief 2017 provides an overview of data about the national response of the health and welfare system to the mental health care needs of Australians.

Mental health services—in brief 2015 

Mental health services—in brief 2015 provides an overview of data about the national response of the health and welfare system to the mental health care needs of Australians. It is designed to accompany the more comprehensive data on Australia’s mental health services available online at .

Effective strategies to strengthen the mental health and wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 

This paper reviews the evidence on effective and culturally appropriate mental health and social and emotional wellbeing programs and services for Indigenous people in Australia. It identifies what works, what doesn't, and the gaps in the research evidence. Background information is also included on the key determinants of mental health and wellbeing, the local policy context, and the 9 principles of effective program and service delivery in Indigenous mental health policy, programs, and services.

Mental health services—in brief 2014 

Mental health services—in brief 2014 provides an overview of data about the national response of the health and welfare system to the mental health care needs of Australians. It is designed to accompany the more comprehensive data on Australia’s mental health services available online at mhsa.aihw.gov.au.

Comorbidity of mental disorders and physical conditions 2007 

This report investigates the prevalence of mental illness in association with common chronic diseases and shows that in 2007: 12% of Australians aged 16-85 had a mental disorder and a physical condition at the same time; the most common comorbidity was anxiety disorder combined with a physical condition, affecting around 1.4 million (9%) Australian adults; people living in the most disadvantaged areas of Australia were 65% more likely to have comorbidity than those living in the least disadvantaged areas.