A local navigation tool for mental health care (MChart)
Co-design a care navigation platform (MChart) to facilitate navigation of mental health care by professionals and decision makers, and by consumers.
Mental health is the third highest cause of burden in Australia (AIHW, 2011). Australia’s complex and disjointed mental healthcare system is a barrier to improving health outcomes; this is because mental health services are not appropriately mapped, hence preventing individuals from accessing treatment in an efficient and efficacious manner.
In this project, the team will develop, test, and implement the “Local Mental Health Care Operational Navigation Chart” (MChart), a multi-applicable, multi-modal and multi-level framework and the related tools to navigate the local mental health system by professionals, managers and planners (MChart-P) and consumers (MChart-C).