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Atlas of Mental Health Care

Integrated Health Care Atlases and Directories assess and collate standardised information about specialised mental health services in a geographical area. Whilst Directories list service information, Atlases present the information visually using Geographical Information Systems (GIS). Both are decision support tools which support evidence-informed policy and planning. These tools account for local factors, highlight variations in care (including disparities in service access), and gaps in service provision. They make it easier to compare services across a number of health service areas.

Integrated atlases of care are built using a standardised taxonomy which allows comparisons between different geo-demographic areas. They provide a unique picture of the services provided by Primary Health Networks (PHNs) to individuals with a lived experience of mental illness. Services include residential care, outpatient care, facilitating accessibility to care for patients with long term care needs, facilities that provide patients with information and/or assessment of their needs, and self-help and voluntary care. They map services provided by the public health sector, non-governmental organisations (NGOs), family and community services (FACs), and the justice system.

Current Australian Atlases map areas covering almost 50% of the Australia’s population.

Related Content: Atlases and Directories of Care for other target populations

Mental Health Care Atlases

Atlases are listed by geographical region as defined by the World Health Organisation (WHO).

WHO regions and countries included in this listing currently include:

Western Pacific Region (WPRO): Australia

European Region (EURO): Spain

Western Pacific Region (WPRO)

Countries currently included from this region: Australia

AUSTRALIA

(by state/territory, then year completed)

AUSTRALIA - Australian Capital Territory

Area

Year Completed (Published)

TeamTarget PopulationOutput
ACT2020 (2021)Mental Health Policy Unit (ANU)Youth up to 25 years
ACT2020 (2021)Mental Health Policy Unit (ANU)All ages
ACT2016 (2018)Mental Health Policy Unit (ANU)All ages

AUSTRALIA - New South Wales

Area

Year Completed (Published)

TeamTarget PopulationOutput
Far West NSW2015 (2016)ConNeticaAll ages
Sydney: Central and Eastern 2016 (2016)Mental Health Policy Unit (ANU)All ages
Sydney: North2017 (2017)Mental Health Policy Unit (ANU)All ages
Sydney: South Western 2015 (2016)Mental Health Policy Unit (ANU)All ages
Sydney: Western2019 (2020)Mental Health Policy Unit (ANU)All ages
Sydney: Western 2014/15 (2016)Mental Health Policy Unit (ANU)All ages
Western NSW (Dubbo & Coonamble)2017 (2017)ConNeticaAll ages

AUSTRALIA - Queensland

Area

Year Completed (Published)

TeamTarget PopulationOutput
Brisbane: North2015 (2015)ConNeticaAll ages

AUSTRALIA - Victoria

Area

Year Completed (Published)

TeamTarget PopulationOutput
Melbourne: East & North East2017/18 (2018)ConNeticaAll ages

AUSTRALIA - Western Australia

Area

Year Completed (Published)

TeamTarget PopulationOutput
Country WA2016 (2017)ConNeticaAll ages 
Kimberly2016 (2018)ConNetica/Mental Health Policy Unit (ANU)All ages
Perth: Metropolitan2016 (2017)ConNeticaAll ages 
Perth: North2016 (2018)ConNetica/Mental Health Policy Unit (ANU)All ages

European Region (EURO)

Countries currently included from this region: Spain

SPAIN

(alphabetical by area, then year completed)

Area

Year Completed (Published)

TeamTarget PopulationOutput
Andalusia2005 (2007)PSICOSTAll ages
Bizkaia2011 (2013)PSICOSTAll ages
Bizkaia2015 (2021)PSICOSTAll ages
Cantabria2008 (2010)PSICOSTAll ages
Catalonia2010 (2013)PSICOSTAll ages
Gipuzkoa2012 (2013)PSICOSTAll ages
Gipuzkoa2015 (2021)PSICOSTAll ages
Spain2009 (2010) All ages