Report – Accessibility and quality of mental health services in rural and remote Australia

Report – Accessibility and quality of mental health services in rural and remote Australia

6 December 2018

This report calls for a national strategy on rural and remote mental health.

This report has been published by the Senate Standing Committee on Community Affairs, Parliament of Australia.

The report highlights that people living in rural and remote areas of Australia are less likely to seek mental health treatment than their city counterparts, and are more than twice as likely to die by suicide.

The report calls for the creation of a mental health strategy specifically for rural and remote communities, which would address barriers to accessing mental health services, improve service design taking into account local requirements and provide a culturally appropriate service for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander clients.

Download the report from the Parliament of Australia website.

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