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2022 Community Mental Health Service Model of Care 

Community Mental Health Services (CMHS) is an important part of the South Australian mental health system. We are committed to providing a specialist mental health service to our consumers.

To meet this commitment and ensure our services are contemporary and consumer centred the Mental Health Clinical Program reviewed how CMHS are delivered to address the impact of severe mental health illness in our community. This resulted in the development of the 2022 CMHS Model of Care  (here after referred to as Model of Care) which broadly describes the way services are delivered, it articulates our ways of working, who CMHS consumers are and the suite of services that CMHS provides.

The Model of Care opened for an approximate four-week stakeholder consultation period commencing 11 August 2022 and concluded on 14 September 2022. Following the consultation phase and having given genuine consideration of the feedback provided from all stakeholders, the Model of Care was endorsed as the final version. The final version of the Model of Care can be accessed here and underneath the resource section below.

The consultation process and endorsement of the Model of Care represents an important step to develop a consumer centred model which will support our consumers to address the impact of severe mental health illness and their journey to recovery.

It is intended that, consistent with CALHN’s Policy and Procedure Framework, the Model of Care will be formally reviewed in two years (2024).





Mental Health Clinical Program
Central Adelaide Local Health Network


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