Module 12 - The Service System
Key Learning Points:


Mental health systems are set up

differently to Disability service systems,

and have a different way of working.


The State public mental health systems

tend to include a crisis response service,

inpatient beds, outpatient support in the

community and a limited amount of

residential and rehabilitation options.


The Psychiatric Disability Rehabilitation

and Support Service (PDRSS) sector has a

more long-term and rehabilitative focus for

people with mental illness.


Other Medicare based options include general practitioners and mental health

practice nurses, private psychiatrists and private psychologists.


Disability support services usually have a limited crisis response, have a longer term

focus of care, and tend to broker services from NGOs where possible to embed the

person into their community.

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