Mental health servicesin Australia
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The Mental Health Information Strategy Standing Committee (MHISSC) provides advice to the Mental Health, Drug and Alcohol Principal Committee (MHDAPC) of the Australian Health Ministers' Advisory Council (AHMAC).
MHISSC brings together jurisdictional mental health data representatives and key stakeholders including consumers, carers, clinicians, peak bodies and key organisations. The Committee provides a national collaborative forum for the development and implementation of national initiatives in mental health information, and provides expert technical advice and recommendations for the information requirements of the National Mental Health Strategy.
The work of the MHISSC relies on partnerships and linkages with a number of committees including theSafety and Quality Partnership Standing Committee (SQPSC), the Standing Committee on Performance and Reporting (SCPR) and the National Health Information Standards and Statistics Committee (NHISSC). More information about the reporting relationships between health sector committees is available at the link below.
Health sector committees reporting relationships
Under the guidance of MHISSC the Your Experience of Service (YES) survey instrument was developed to measure mental health consumers experiences of care and to understand how mental health services are performing.
More information about the YES survey can be found on the Your Experience of Service survey instrument section.
The role of the MHISSC is to provide expert technical advice and, where required, recommend policy for consideration by the MHDAPC.
The Mental Health Information Strategy Standing Committee will:
Specialist and diverse knowledge is required on MHISSC. MHISSC members bring with them a wide range of experience in issues related to mental health.
The membership of MHISSC is endorsed annually by MHDAPC. The current membership of MHISSC consist of:
Secretariat support is provided by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, Mental Health and Palliative Care Unit, Canberra. Contact details for the Secretariat are:
(02) 6249 5136
(02) 6244 1299