There has been some big talk recently about reforming mental health services. We all know that there are some things that need significant improvement or more resourcing but where are we going with the current reform proposal?
Are we designing a service that addresses the needs of Tasmanians? Are we creating an inclusive and supportive service where clinicians and other workers in support roles want to come and work?
There have been a number of change proposals released in the Southern region for specific services, there has been a number of appointments to transition manager roles and a great deal of this seems to be positive but there are still too many unknowns, too many questions being ignored and far too many community members who are struggling right now who cannot wait for a reform to eventuate.
We have some other concerns and we are pretty sure you do as well.
We’re going to be out and about talking to people who work in mental health services and together we’ll come up with a plan developed by Members to make sure that any change is a change that benefits the people who use it and work in it. Too often we see change that is designed to fit a specific funding model or whatever else that does nought to address the real issue which we all know is service delivery.
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