On Tuesday 5 May Commissioner John Feneley attended the launch of the Western Sydney Partners in Recovery Mental Health Atlas, a new tool to plot the scope of mental health services across western Sydney.
At the launch Mr Feneley spoke of the lack of integration of mental health services, which can be difficult to navigate for consumer, carers and even service providers themselves.
“The Strategic Plan for Mental Health in NSW highlights the importance of integrated community-based care and local action for reform.
“The Mental Health Atlas is a major step forward in facilitating local action that will benefit the lives of people who experience mental health issues. We need tools like these to be able to see what our services look like now in order to monitor positive change in the future,” Mr Feneley said.
Mr Feneley congratulated Professor Luis Salvador-Carulla, University of Sydney, and his team, on their success in developing the Mental Health Atlas.
The Mental Health Atlas aims to add a new dimension to how the mental health system can be reviewed and will allow decision makers at all levels to access accurate data, adding value to new policies and communities across western Sydney.