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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 by section

  1. Letters to the Prime Minister (PDF, 652 KB)
  2. Reporting back and looking forward (PDF, 546 KB)
    Our 2013 Recommendations
  3. 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
  4. Maintaining connections with family, friends and culture (PDF, 1.20 MB)
    Strengthening community understanding
  5. Ensuring effective care, support and treatment (PDF, 920 KB)
    Approaches that support recovery, including early intervention
  6. Something meaningful to do (PDF, 1.46 MB)
    Transitioning from education to independence
  7. Feeling safe, stable and secure (PDF, 1.05 MB)
    The justice system and mental health
  8. Preventing suicide (PDF, 1.88 MB)
    What works in suicide prevention?

Supporting Documents

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.

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

View video highlights of the 2013 Report Card launch

"Even the most disadvantaged Australians should be able to lead a 'contributing life,' whatever that means for them and this simple goal will be our touchstone and yardstick."

Chair Prof Allan Fels AO
National Mental Health Commission

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