Obsessive Hope Disorder


Obsessive Hope Disorder examines mental health reform in Australia since the Richmond Report and Inquiry into Health Services for the Psychiatrically Ill and Developmentally Disabled in 1983 and the report by the then Federal Human Rights Commissioner, Brian Burdekin in 1993.

The move to de-institutionalise people diagnosed with mental illness is arguably one of the most important public policy ‘decisions’ of the post-war era in Australia.  It has had profound impacts on our society and most particularly those affected by mental illness and their families and the mental health workforce.

There have been dozens of inquiries, reports, plans, policies and strategies since 1983, some national, some by the states and territories.

Obsessive Hope Disorder asks “How different is the state of mental health in Australia from when it was examined by Richmond a generation ago?”

Obsessive Hope Disorder is unique in many ways – it takes a long lens view of this critical area of public policy and includes in-depth and diverse analyses.

John Feneley, the NSW Mental Health Commissioner describes Obsessive Hope Disorder as an “extraordinary report”, David Richmond AO states “(the report) throws up challenges which urgently require vigorous advocacy and broadly based community and political leadership” and Brian Burdekin AO states “as this report attests, the follow up (to the 1993 Inquiry) was inadequate and under-resourced” and that the “recommendations in this report are directed to narrowing the gap between the rhetoric of commitment and the reality of delivery”.

It is a must read for policy makers, politicians and mental health workers as it provides a comprehensive analysis of the last thirty years of reform, many useful insights into how an improved system might be fashioned and recommendations for the future, A Better Way.

Obsessive Hope Disorder is broken into three reports: Summary, Technical and Perspectives. A free synopsis is available for download below.


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Obsessive Hope Disorder of broken into three reports: Summary, Technical and Perspectives. Each report may be purchased separately or as a full suite of all three reports. Reports are available in Printed format or E-version. For a detailed description of each report and to place your order, please make your selection from the following options:


Full Suite of Reports

   

Summary Report

 
Obsessive Hope Disorder - Full Suite of Reports

Obsessive Hope Disorder

Full Suite of Reports
PRINTED VERSION

Price: $385.00 AUD


 
Obsessive Hope Disorder - Full Suite of Reports (E-Version)

Obsessive Hope Disorder

Full Suite of Reports
E-VERSION

Price: $66.00 AUD


 
 
Obsessive Hope Disorder - Summary Report

Obsessive Hope Disorder

Summary Report
PRINTED VERSION

Price: $55.00 AUD


 
Obsessive Hope Disorder - Summary Report (E-Version)

Obsessive Hope Disorder

Summary Report
E-VERSION

Price: $11.00 AUD


 
         

Technical Report

Perspectives Report

Obsessive Hope Disorder - Technical Report

Obsessive Hope Disorder

Technical Report
PRINTED VERSION

Price: $203.50 AUD


 
Obsessive Hope Disorder - Technical Report (E-Version)

Obsessive Hope Disorder

Technical Report
E-VERSION

Price: $33.00 AUD


 
 
Obsessive Hope Disorder - Perspectives Report

Obsessive Hope Disorder

Perspectives Report
PRINTED VERSION

Price: $203.50 AUD


 
Obsessive Hope Disorder - Perspectives Report (E-Version)

Obsessive Hope Disorder

Perspectives Report
E-VERSION

Price: $33.00 AUD


 

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