National Mental Health Standards
The revised National Standards for Mental Health Services were released by the Australian Government's Department of Health and Ageing in September 2010.
The Standards now apply to the broad range of mental health services that make up the mental health sector, including bed based and community mental health services, those in the clinical and non-government sectors, those in the private sector and also those in primary care and general practice.
The Cairns Clinic has been fully accredited under the National Mental Health Standards (NMHS) 2010 since the standards were introduced in October 2010.
A copy of the NMHS can be viewed and downloaded from the following link: www.health.gov.au
A copy of the Mental Health Statement of Rights and Responsibilities (2012) can be viewed and downloaded from the following link: www.health.gov.au