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Nowhere Else to Go Report

Commissioned report examining why Australia’s mental health system is failing people presenting to the emergency department in mental health crisis, and the urgent reforms needed.

Mental Health in the Emergency Department - Nowhere else to go webinar

On 24 September 2020, ACEM hosted a national webinar to launch of a major report examining Australia’s mental healthcare system and the urgent reforms needed to improve care for members of the community experiencing mental health crises and address unsustainable pressures on hospital emergency departments

Mental Health in the Emergency Department Consensus Statement

See here to read the Consensus Statement.

ACEM Statements on Mental Health

Media Releases on Mental Health

Mental Health in the Emergency Department Summit - Melbourne

ACEM hosted a Mental Health in the Emergency Department Summit on 16 October 2018 in Melbourne.

Mental Health in the Emergency Department Summit - New Zealand

On the back of the highly successful Mental Health in the Emergency Department Summit held in Melbourne in October 2018, ACEM held a follow up event in Wellington on the 7th June 2019.

Research Reports

See here for the 2017 Prevalence of Mental Health Access Block report, the 2018 The Long Wait: An Analysis of Mental Health Presentations to Australian Emergency Departments and the 2019 Mental Health Service Use: A New Zealand Context.

Resources

A range of resources related to mental health in the emergency department.

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