Purro Birik - (Healthy Spirit)
5. Summary of Issues Raised
Both the first and
second round of consultations were characterised by the willingness of Koori
health services and mental health services to commit to working together to
improve the provision of mental health services to Koori communities.
Despite some local examples of services working together effectively, it was
recognised that much still needs to be done to increase the capacity of
Koori health services to respond to the social, emotional and cultural needs
of communities, and of mental health services to consistently provide an
accessible, culturally appropriate, effective response to Koori people
experiencing mental illness.
The issues raised through
the consultations with Koori health services and public mental health
services have been grouped into nine categories:
responsiveness of mental health services;
quality and effectiveness
of mental health services;
service development issues;
capability of services;
community control issues;
coordination and planning.