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1384.6 - Statistics - Tasmania, 2005  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 22/04/2004   
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Contents >> Community Services >> Mental health services

Mental Health Services, within the Department of Health and Human Services, works with clients and their families to treat, support and manage mental disorders to maximise mental health, well-being and quality of life for people with a mental illness. Increasingly there is a focus on health promotion and prevention as well as early intervention. This is in addition to the more traditional services.

Services are available in a range of settings and include:

  • acute inpatient care
  • assessments
  • treatment
  • care and rehabilitation in the community
  • care in supported institutional and community-based accommodation
  • forensic and secure services.

Further information about mental health services in Tasmania is available from the Department of Health and Human Services web site, http://www.dhhs.tas.gov.au/mentalhealth/

In 2002-03 there were 2,395 separations from mental health inpatient units in Tasmania, and an average length of stay of 9.4 days. Community residential unit clients totalled 4,468 at 30 June 2003.

MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES - Tasmania
Unit
Period
Tasmania

Inpatient units
Separations
no.
2002-03
2,395
Average length of stay (days)
no.
2002-03
9.4
Occupancy rate
%
2002-03
65.7%

Community and residential units
Total active clients
no.
as at 30 June 2003
4,468

Source: Department of Health and Human Services.


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