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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.

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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.

We are #InThisTogether

We are #InThisTogether

Together with mental health organisations, experts and leaders, the Commission has developed #InThisTogether – a national conversation sharing practical tips online to support the mental health and wellbeing of Australians during COVID-19.

National Fifth Plan Consumer and Carer Surveys Launched

National Fifth Plan Consumer and Carer Surveys Launched

Our National Fifth Plan Consumer and Carer Surveys are now open! If you have accessed mental health care in the past year, or cared for someone who has, you are invited to share your experience to help shape continuous improvements in care. Find out more and share your experience by 13 April 2020.
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COVID-19 Mental Health Information and Support

COVID-19 Mental Health Information and Support

It is a challenging and unsettling time for Australians, and people across the world. COVID-19 has and will continue to impact us all as we rapidly adapt to new ways of life. We have combined resources that will help keep you informed with the latest health information as well as looking after your mental health and wellbeing.
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Recent & Upcoming work

In January 2020, the Commission made a Submission to the Productivity Commission’s Draft Report into Mental Health.This submission seeks to provide additional information and perspectives to the Productivity Commission to enhance and strengthen the recommendations in the final report.

Read our PC Submission

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.