Project status: In progress

How you had YourSay

We have developed a blueprint for the mental health sector and we recently invited the community to answer some questions to support the 2023-24 mental health subsector commissioning process. We provided the opportunity for comment through an online survey and invited submissions directly to our team.

This consultation has now closed. We will publish the listening report soon. In the meantime, you can still access the draft blueprint below.

The ACT Health Directorate (ACTHD) is embarking on a new approach to commissioning community-based Non-Government Organisation (NGO) mental health services in the ACT. Working in collaboration with the mental health sector, other areas of Government and people with lived experience, we have been researching and consulting to refine our understanding of the mental health community NGO system that we want to foster in the ACT. You can access the discovery paper and listening report from our previous consultations here.

This Blueprint builds on what we have heard in previous consultations and presents ACTHD’s vision for the NGO funded mental health sector. We have been seeking feedback on this blueprint and looking for ideas about how we can put the blueprint into practice.

The information gathered through this consultation phase will inform the investment strategy for ACTHD’s mental health subsector commissioning. This Strategy will outline our approach to system reform as we move into the investment phase of commissioning. There will be further opportunities for targeted consultation in a range of areas, including feedback papers and workshops. More details about these activities can be found on the mental health commissioning website.