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We provide evidence and advice on ways to continuously improve Australia’s mental health and suicide prevention system, and act as a catalyst for change to achieve those improvements.

Our role

Monitoring Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Reform: National Report 2019

This report presents a snapshot of some of the issues faced by the mental health system as a whole, as well as the current progress of reforms in mental health and suicide prevention.

Fifth National Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Plan

The Fifth National Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Plan establishes a national approach for collaborative government effort to achieve integrated planning and service delivery of mental health and suicide prevention services.

Contributing Lives, Thriving Communities

Contributing Lives, Thriving Communities

Right from the start, at the Commission’s first meeting, a commitment was made to always have people at the heart of what we do.

National Children’s Mental Health and Wellbeing Strategy

National Children’s Mental Health and Wellbeing Strategy

The National Children's Mental Health and Wellbeing Strategy will be the first of its kind in Australia. It will provide a framework for preventing mental illness and reducing its impact on children, families and the community.

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Connections: Vision 2030

Connections: Vision 2030

The National Mental Health Commission is connecting with all Australians on the Vision 2030 for Mental Health and Suicide Prevention.
We are stretching our thinking to envisage the long-term future when Australians at risk of, or experiencing, mental health concerns and suicidality can access a connected and well-functioning system.

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News & Media

Recent & Upcoming work

In October 2019, we announced the fourth cohort of the Australian Mental Health Leaders Fellowship. Meet the new participants.

In early 2020, the second annual progress report on the implementation progress of the Fifth National Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Plan will be submitted to COAG Health Ministers at their first meeting.