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Early intervention

Early detection of mental health issues and mental illness, followed by appropriate, timely intervention and support can significantly reduce the severity, duration and recurrence of mental illness and its associated social disadvantage, no matter when in life the episode or episodes occur.

Early detection of mental health issues not only improves clinical outcomes, it also greatly improves the likelihood of completing education and training, opportunities for securing and retaining employment, maintaining stable accommodation, and reduces adverse outcomes such as involvement with the corrections and justice system.