Our Report Card
A Contributing Life: the 2013 National Report Card on Mental Health and Suicide Prevention
Our second Report Card continues the National Mental Health Commission's commitment for change, building upon the foundations and whole of life scope established in our inaugural Report Card, A Contributing Life: the 2012 National Report Card on Mental Health and Suicide Prevention, released exactly 12 months ago.
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Download the 2013 Report Card
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Download the 2013 Report Card by section
- Letters to the Prime Minister (PDF, 652 KB)
- Reporting back and looking forward (PDF, 546 KB)
Our 2013 Recommendations
- Thriving, not just surviving (PDF, 1.12 MB)
One person, diverse needs. Living with a mental illness as well as the challenges from difficulties with alcohol and drug use
- Maintaining connections with family, friends and culture (PDF, 1.20 MB)
Strengthening community understanding
- Ensuring effective care, support and treatment (PDF, 920 KB)
Approaches that support recovery, including early intervention
- Something meaningful to do (PDF, 1.46 MB)
Transitioning from education to independence
- Feeling safe, stable and secure (PDF, 1.05 MB)
The justice system and mental health
- Preventing suicide (PDF, 1.88 MB)
What works in suicide prevention?
This Report Card is accompanied by a suite of documents. They include a technical document that provides detailed commentary on the data it contains, a supporting document that provides a detailed Report Back against our 2012 Recommendations and a set of literature reviews.
- Literature reviews
- Reporting back on the 2012 Report Card
- 2013 Report Card technical report
The Commission has a core commitment to keeping people with lived experience at the heart of all we do. The videos from this year’s Report Card, shows us the breadth of individual experiences and the impact of mental health difficulties, beyond just the facts and figures.
View the Stories and Perspectives
My aspiration for the National Mental Health Commission is that mental illness receives the same priority, focus and resources as any other part of our health system.
Ms Sam Mostyn
National Mental Health Commissioner