The Fourth National Mental Health Plan contains 34 actions. The MHSC will now commence activities to ensure that these actions are achieved. Some of the actions require commitments of time and effort rather than financial investment and others require new or re-focused funding. Several actions may require new funding and it will be up to individual jurisdictions to source funding as appropriate.

Some actions in the Plan are fundamental and their implementation will impact on the implementation of other actions in the Plan.

A range of activity is being undertaken against some of the actions in the Plan, whereas others represent new territory for government collaboration.

The following information outlines the process for the further development of activities to progress actions. The lead agency for each action will be responsible for developing a detailed year by year approach to implementation as well as providing secretariat support for the subgroup that will provide input to this year by year approach.