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2012 Report Card

A Contributing Life: the 2012 National Report Card on Mental Health and Suicide Prevention

This first Report Card casts an independent eye over how we as a nation support the estimated 3.2 million Australians each year who live with a mental health difficulty, their families and support people, and how we provide and co-ordinate the services they need.

View the report card in full:

Enhanced PDF of full report (PDF, 16Mb)

Lo-res PDF of full report (PDF, 1.7Mb - smaller file-size)

Word version of full report (DOCX, 1Mb)

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View the report by section: 

Message from the Chair (PDF, 669Kb)

Recommendations (PDF, 581Kb)

Introduction (PDF, 669Kb)

Feature: ATSI peoples (PDF, 7.8Mb)
Overcoming cycles of disadvantage for a contributing life

Thriving not just surviving
Physical Health (PDF, 7.3Mb)

Connections with family, friends, culture and community (PDF, 7.6Mb)
Including families and support people

Ensuring effective support, care and treatment
Access to Timely and Quality Interventions (PDF, 7.5Mb)

Something meaningful to do, something to look forward to
Participation in Work and Employment (PDF, 7Mb)

Feeling safe, stable and secure
Having a Home (PDF, 7Mb)

Preventing Suicide (PDF, 7.5Mb)
Effective interventions

Forward Work (PDF, 6.8Mb) 

 

"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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