DVA Mental Health Strategy

The DVA Mental Health Strategy ensures a coordinated approach to implementing and evaluating existing mental health programs for veterans and their families.

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Veteran Mental Health Strategy framework

The Veteran Mental Health Strategy was released on 27 May 2013.

The Strategy provides a ten-year framework for mental health care in support of current and future veterans and their families.

Purpose of the strategy

The purpose of the strategy is to:

  • Set the context for the provision of mental health services in the veteran and ex-service community, and to address mental health needs.
  • Identify strategic objectives and priority actions to guide mental health policy and programs.
  • Ensure the best possible outcomes for individual mental health and wellbeing.

The strategy provides a blueprint for the future development of a mental health action plan. This will ensure a coordinated approach to implementing and evaluating existing programs. It also underpins the $26.4 million in new initiatives detailed in the 2013-14 mental health budget measures.

The Veteran Mental Health Strategy will ensure the Department remains responsive to the needs of existing clients. Further, it will help the department reposition itself in the context of contemporary veterans and their families.

 Download a copy of the DVA Mental Health Strategy.