CHF supports the development of patient centred, holistic care. An element of this is the dismantling of the silos that currently exist between mental and physical health. These silos are evident at the point of care delivery but also at the system and policy setting level. We are strong advocates of the need to take a whole-of-person approach to care planning, coordination and delivery of services and to better bridge mainstream health care and specialised mental health services.  This is particularly the case for primary and community based services pertaining to people with co-morbid mental and physical health problems.  
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Monday, December 12, 2016