Mental Health: Exploring Collaborative Community Reform in South Australia


This report identifies and explores the community mental health sector priorities for reform, identifies current barriers to the provision of cross sectoral service integration and investigates the importance of sustainable accommodation and appropriate support in helping people live with mental illness.

The study was undertaken by the Australian Centre for Community Services Research at Flinders University in partnership with the Don Dunstan Foundation and the Mental Health Coalition of South Australia.

Researchers Tanya MacKay and Dr Ian Goodwin-Smith conducted one-to-one interviews with key stakeholders in the Government and community sector, and key stakeholders in community mental health reform and policy. Community members who live with or care for someone living with mental illness also participated in focus groups to inform its key priorities from a lived experienced perspective.