These reports profile the Commission’s 2016 visits to:
- Central Coast
- Southwest Sydney
- Western Sydney
In early 2016, the Commission launched One Year On which took stock of progress made so far on the whole of government, whole-of-life and whole-of-community vision for mental health in NSW, as set out in Living Well. In mid-2016, the Commission took the opportunity to build upon this knowledge to gain insight at a local level.
The Commission was keen to hear about examples of excellence in person-focused, recovery-oriented mental
health care. It was also interested to hear about barriers to change as government agencies, community managed (non-government) organisations (CMOs), clinicians and other stakeholders look for better ways to work together to provide timely, person-centred care for people living with mental illness.
As in previous years, Commission staff undertook a number of community visits across NSW. In 2016 four metropolitan local health districts were selected for visits; Central Coast, Nepean Blue Mountains, Western Sydney and South Western Sydney. The visits were conducted over a number of trips between April and June.