Proceedings of the 52nd Annual Meeting of the ISSS - 2008, Madison, Wisconsin, Proceedings of the 52nd Annual Meeting of the ISSS

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Integrating Education and Mental Health Systems

Grant Wheatley

Abstract


This paper outlines the development in Western Australia of integrated education and mental health services. A Process Model of Social Systems Design was employed to design new services to respond to the rising numbers of students with mental health problems. The significant changes that have taken place in Western Australia since 2004 to redesign systems, to bring together fragmented services and overcome interagency debates, are examined.

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