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)

Team Target Population Output
ACT 2020 (2021) Mental Health Policy Unit (ANU) Youth up to 25 years
ACT 2020 (2021) Mental Health Policy Unit (ANU) All ages
ACT 2016 (2018) Mental Health Policy Unit (ANU) All ages

 

AUSTRALIA - New South Wales

Area

Year Completed (Published)

Team Target Population Output
Far West NSW 2015 (2016) ConNetica All ages
Sydney: Central and Eastern  2016 (2016) Mental Health Policy Unit (ANU) All ages
Sydney: North 2017 (2017) Mental Health Policy Unit (ANU) All ages

 

Sydney: South Western  2015 (2016) Mental Health Policy Unit (ANU) All ages
Sydney: Western 2019 (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) ConNetica All ages

 

AUSTRALIA - Queensland

Area

Year Completed (Published)

Team Target Population Output
Brisbane: North 2015 (2015) ConNetica All ages

 

AUSTRALIA - Victoria

Area

Year Completed (Published)

Team Target Population Output
Melbourne: East & North East 2017/18 (2018) ConNetica All ages

 

 

AUSTRALIA - Western Australia

Area

Year Completed (Published)

Team Target Population Output
Country WA 2016 (2017) ConNetica All ages  
Kimberly 2016 (2018) ConNetica/Mental Health Policy Unit (ANU) All ages
Perth: Metropolitan 2016 (2017) ConNetica All ages  
Perth: North 2016 (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)

Team Target Population Output
Andalusia 2005 (2007) PSICOST All ages
Bizkaia 2011 (2013) PSICOST All ages
Bizkaia 2015 (2021) PSICOST All ages
Cantabria 2008 (2010) PSICOST All ages
Catalonia 2010 (2013) PSICOST All ages
Gipuzkoa 2012 (2013) PSICOST All ages
Gipuzkoa 2015 (2021) PSICOST All ages
Spain 2009 (2010)   All ages