ERIC Number: ED479356
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2003
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Promotion, Prevention and Early Intervention for Mental Health: National Consultation.
This report provides a description of a national consultation that was undertaken in 2001-2002 to provide feedback on two companion national policy documents: "National Action Plan for Promotion, Prevention and Early Intervention for Mental Health 2000" and "Promotion, Prevention and Early Intervention for Mental Health: A Monograph," and to examine progress in promotion, prevention and early intervention (PPEI) for mental health. The report describes both the consultation model utilized and the feedback generated by the consultation. There was overall support for the PPEI documents, and the structure and content of Action Plan 2000 was reported to be user-friendly and accessible. Although less accessible to the majority of people, Monograph 2000 was a valuable background and reference document. The documents were currently being implemented widely in a variety of contexts, including child and adolescent services, life promotion, health promotion, government policy, and suicide prevention service planning. Despite the overwhelmingly positive feedback regarding Action Plan 2000 and Monograph 2000, there was a clear need for information to be presented in other formats that were accessible to a wider audience. The consultation strategy was effective in achieving the following outcomes: raised awareness; generated useful feedback on the documents; enhanced ownership at the local level; strengthened existing networks and partnerships and thereby enhancing capacity for implementation; and identified key issues for implementation. (GCP)
Descriptors: Consultants, Early Intervention, Feedback, Foreign Countries, Mental Health, Models, Prevention, Program Effectiveness, Program Implementation, Resource Materials
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Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
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Identifiers - Location: Australia