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2014 Report Back

A Contributing Life: the 2014 Report Back on the 2012 and 2013 National Report Cards on Mental Health and Suicide Prevention

In the 2012 and 2013 National Report Cards on Mental Health and Suicide Prevention the Commission stated that it would report on progress against priorities and recommendations.  In developing The 2014 Report Back, the Commission surveyed both Federal and state and territory governments seeking their input and advice on local progress. 

Responses were received from five Commonwealth Departments:  Education, Employment, Health, Social Services and Prime Minister and Cabinet; and all state and territory governments.  In 2014, for the first time, the Commission also sought input from the non-government sector.  Twenty three non-government organisations provided data.

The information received from these sources has been summarised into a short table – The 2014 Report Back - which, along with the actions taken by the Commission, provides a picture of progress against the 18 recommendations.

View the 2014 Report Back WORD-110KB PDF-380KB  

In addition to this summary table, a Supplementary Paper has been developed which presents an overview of government and non-government activities in regard to the priorities and recommendations of the 2012 and 2013 Report Cards.  It includes responses received by the Commission from: Commonwealth departments, State and territory departments, and the Non-Government sector.  It also includes a summary of government activity identified through publicly available information.

View the supplementary paper WORD-1.9KB PDF-1.5KB 

"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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