Mental health services in Australia (MHSA) provides a picture of the national response of the health and welfare service system to the mental health care needs of Australians. MHSA is updated progressively throughout each year as data becomes available.
Mental health services in Australia has been published as a web report since 2011. A companion hardcopy publication Mental health services – In brief is produced annually. This report provides an overview of key statistics and related information found in the web pages.
$9.1 billion was spent on mental health in 2016–17
4.0 million people received mental health-related prescriptions in 2016-17
Produced by the librarians at the Brotherhood of St Laurence in Melbourne, Australia