Addressing workforce challenges

A major issue to be addressed underpinning the implementation of national youth mental health policy is the current and projected nationwide skills shortage in the mental health sector. This skills shortage relates to both a fundamental undersupply of mental health professionals in all key disciplines and a pressing need to update knowledge, culture and practice in the mental health workforce. This report analyses these workforce challenges and makes recommendations to support a national strategy and framework for workforce development in the youth mental health sector.