Leviathans reprised: Adult Mental Health Centres

Jeffrey C.L. Looi, Stephen R. Kisely, Stephen Allison, Tarun Bastiampillai, William Pring

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We raise concerns about, and offer alternatives to, the Commonwealth Government announcement of AUD$114.5 million in the 2019–2020 budget for a trial of eight Adult Mental Health Centres (AMHCs) situated within primary healthcare networks (PHNs) in all state/territory jurisdictions (Department_of_Health, 2020a). AMHCs were inspired by the Headspace model and will provide care to adults who are too old for youth-focused services (over 25 years old). The AMHCs ostensibly are ‘… intended to complement, not replace or duplicate, mental health services already provided in the community...
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)132-134
Number of pages3
JournalAustralian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry
Issue number2
Early online date11 Jan 2021
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2021


  • Mental Health
  • Adult Mental Health Centres (AMHC)
  • primary healthcare networks
  • Government funding
  • Australia


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