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86—Minister's functions

The Minister has the following functions for the purposes of this Act:

            (a)         to encourage and facilitate the involvement of persons who currently have, or have previously had, a mental illness, their carers and the community in the development of mental health policies and services;

            (b)         to develop or promote a strong and viable system of treatment and care, and a full range of services and facilities, for persons with mental illness;

            (c)         to develop or promote ongoing programmes for optimising the mental health of children and young persons who are or have been under the guardianship or in the custody of the Minister pursuant to the Children's Protection Act 1993 , or of the Chief Executive under the Children and Young People (Safety) Act 2017 ;

            (d)         to develop or promote services that aim to prevent mental illness and intervene early when mental illness is evident;

            (e)         to ensure that information about mental health and mental illness is made available to the community and to promote public awareness about mental health and mental illness;

            (f)         to develop or promote appropriate education and training programmes, and effective systems of accountability, for persons delivering mental health services;

            (g)         to promote services in the non-government sector that are designed to assist persons with mental illness;

            (h)         to develop or promote programmes to reduce the adverse impact of mental illness on family and community life;

                  (i)         any other functions assigned to the Minister by this Act.

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