Prevention and early intervention – Risk Factors and a Public Health Approach

While clinical, diagnostic and acute individualised services are an important part of the mental health system, drummond street services/queerspace would welcome a significant increase in practice models and programs which focus beyond clinical, diagnostic and acute individualised approaches. Likewise, drummond street/queerspace believe the Royal Commission into Victoria’s Mental Health System presents a strong case, and opportunity for mental health services to increase focus on whole families and spread interventions over the life course. We also recommend the use of mental health outcome measurements across a range of government departments. This would enable monitoring of risks to poor mental health and wellbeing of vulnerable populations within a broader range of programs beyond the scope of the clinical mental health system.

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