Area mental health services are monitored quarterly against a suite of performance indicators. The department prepares quarterly summary reports detailing performance results for mental health services.
Victorian Auditor‐General’s Report - Access to Mental Health ServicesResource |
In this audit the Victorian Auditor-General's Office (VAGO) assessed whether DHHS’s current 10‐year plan and supporting activities have started to address known access problems, ‘to determine if people with mental illness have timely access to appropriate treatment and support services’.
Chief psychiatrist guidelinesResource |
The Chief Psychiatrist issues clinical guidelines to provide specialist advice on various aspects of clinical service and to inform mental health practitioners and services about the operation and clinical issues in relation to the Mental Health Act (2014).
Monitoring Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Reform: National Report 2018Resource |
The 2018 National Report shows progress and outcomes of key national reforms in mental health, including reporting on the Primary Health Networks, the National Disability Insurance Scheme, Suicide Prevention initiatives and the Fifth National Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Plan.
Map of the NSQHS Standards second edition with the National Standards for Mental Health ServicesResource |
This document maps the second edition of the National Safety and Quality Health Service (NSQHS) Standards with the National Standards for Mental Health Services (NSMHS). The purpose of the document is to demonstrate to mental health stakeholders the extent of alignment between the two sets of standards.
Victoria’s mental health services annual report 2017-18Resource |
This report provides an outline of Victorian Government funded mental health services and the Victorians who accessed them for treatment, care and support in 2017-18. This includes a range of hospital and community-based clinical mental health services, and non-clinical services.
Fifth National Mental Health and Suicide Prevention PlanResource |
The Fifth Plan represents commitment from all governments to work together to achieve integrated planning and service delivery of mental health and suicide prevention related services.
The National Safety and Quality Health Service (NSQHS) Standards (second edition)Resource |
The second edition addresses gaps identified in the first edition, including mental health and cognitive impairment, health literacy, end-of-life care, and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health. This page also includes resources, fact sheets and monitoring tools.
Korin Korin Balit-Djak: Aboriginal health, wellbeing and safety strategic plan 2017–2027Resource |
Korin Korin Balit-Djak means 'Growing very strong' in the Woi wurrung language. It provides an overarching framework for action to improve the health, wellbeing and safety of Aboriginal Victorians now and over the next 10 years.