Understanding mental health settings

Mental health care centres or treatment facilities are not as they are portrayed in horror movies. In fact, most Australian people access mental health treatment through their GP. 


Click on the pie chart below to discover the different kinds of mental health settings that people may access, and which of these you may attend placement.





  1. Australian Bureau of Statistics, 2004. Health: Mental Health        Available from: http://www.abs.gov.au/ausstats/abs@.nsf/Lookup/4125.0main+features3150Jan%202013 (accessed on 22/11/2015)

  2. Australian Institute of Health and Welfare 2014. Mental health services—in brief 2014. Cat. no. HSE 154. Canberra: AIHW.                                                                                                                                  Available from: https://mhsa.aihw.gov.au/home/ (accessed on 22/11/2015)