National Safety and Quality Mental Health Standards for Community Managed Organisations

The primary aim of the National Safety and Quality Mental Health (NSQMH) Standards for CMOs is to continuously improve the quality of mental health service provision and to protect service users from harm.

Public consultation between April 2021 and June 2021

A consultation process with the sector was held to garner their views on the content of the NSQMH Standards for CMOs in advance of drafting the NSQMH Standards for CMOs.

The Commission is now reviewing the information received during the consultation process. This information will be used to draft the NSQMH Standards for CMOs in the second half of 2021. Further consultation will take place on the draft Standards once completed. 

Background

The Commission is developing the NSQMH Standards for CMOs in consultation with community managed organisations, peak bodies, consumers, carers, healthcare providers, professional bodies, Primary Health Networks, and other representatives of the sector.

The primary aim of the NSQMH Standards for CMOs is to continuously improve the quality of mental health service provision and to protect service users from harm. The NSQMH Standards for CMOs will provide a quality assurance mechanism that tests whether relevant systems are in place to ensure that expected standards of safety and quality are met.