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We have released the draft National Stigma and Discrimination Reduction Strategy and are inviting your input.
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Share your experience of the mental health and suicide prevention system with the Government to help inform our work.
National Children’s Mental Health and Wellbeing Strategy
In 2021, the Commission launched the world’s first Mental Health and Wellbeing Strategy for children from birth to12 years.

 

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.

 

National Children’s Mental Health and Wellbeing Strategy
50%

50%

of adult mental health issues emerge before age 18
7 in 10

7 in 10

of the most common presentations to paediatricians are for child mental health
500+

500+

people contributed to the development of the strategy

National Workplace Initiative

The NWI provides a nationally consistent approach to workplace mental health.

Vision 2030

Vision 2030: Blueprint for Mental Health and Suicide Prevention (Vision 2030) is a blueprint for a successful, connected mental health and suicide prevention system to meet the needs of all Australians.

National Stigma and Discrimination Reduction Strategy

A long-term vision for Australia where stigma and discrimination are no longer barriers to living a long and contributing life.

National Suicide Prevention Adviser Final Advice

In April 2021, the National Suicide Prevention Adviser launched the Final Report led by the voice of Australians with lived experience.

Mental Health Safety and Quality Engagement Guide

The Guide focuses on participation by consumers and carers at a governance level.

Have Your Say

The Commission has launched a new engagement platform so we can hear your feedback and ideas on the development of our projects and strategies.

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Vision 2030

The Commission is connecting with all Australians on the Vision 2030 for Mental Health and Suicide Prevention.

NWI

The National Workplace Initiative provides a nationally consistent approach to workplace mental health.

Spotlight Reports

Spotlight Reports cover specific issues and areas of interest and are commissioned to inform our work and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Commission.

National Reports

This report draws on data, indicators and frameworks, as well as people's experiences, to inform an assessment of whether progress is being achieved in the implementation of mental health reforms and the impact of any changes.

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National Suicide Prevention Office Advisory Board Appointed

The National Suicide Prevention Office (NSPO) has today announced the appointment of 17 members of the NSPO advisory board.
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Wellbeing focus welcome in Federal Budget update

The National Mental Health Commission has welcomed the focus on measuring what matters to improve the lives of all Australians in the Federal Budget update, including the beginning of a plan to better understand the social determinants that lead to poor mental health and wellbeing outcomes for Australians.
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Annual ABS data reinforces risks factors in suicide and the need for comprehensive action

The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) released the 2021 Causes of Death data earlier today which has found that Australia lost 3,144 people to suicide in 2021.
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Local communities are central to mental health becoming a global priority

Today, World Mental Health Day, the National Mental Health Commission (the Commission) is calling for an increased focus on the role of communities across the nation. This is critical to achieving the World Federation for Mental Health’s call to action today for mental health and suicide prevention to be a global priority.
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Social wellbeing key to effective suicide prevention

The increase in people living in isolation and experiencing loneliness reinforces the importance of true social connection this World Suicide Prevention Day.
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Response to ABS Release July 2022

While new ABS data does not indicate that the overall wellbeing of the Australian population is significantly worse, there is concerning elevated risk for our young people, women and those who identify as LGBTIQA+.
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New Commission Chair and Commissioners announced

The National Mental Health Commission welcomes the announcement by The Hon. Greg Hunt, Minister for Health and Ageing, of the Commission’s next Advisory Board Chair following the retirement of Mrs Lucy Brogden AM as Chair in July. The new Chair will be current Commissioner, Professor Ngiare Brown, whose term will commence on 1 August 2022.
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Tonight’s budget propels national reform momentum

The Australian Government has signalled its ongoing commitment to the reform of the mental health and suicide prevention systems in tonight’s 2022-23 Federal Budget detailing the second stage of Federal investment in the National Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Plan and increasing its total commitment to $3 billion.
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Commitment to national mental health reform takes a key step

National Mental Health Commission (Commission) welcomes the National Cabinet’s acknowledgement of the National Partnership Agreement for Mental Health and Suicide Prevention.
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International Women's Day - Snapshot of women's mental health and wellbeing in Australia

This International Women’s Day 2022, we highlight the resilience and strength of women.
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Acknowledgement of Country

The Commission acknowledges the traditional custodians of the lands throughout Australia.
We pay our respects to their clans, and to the elders, past present and emerging, and acknowledge their continuing connection to land, sea and community.

Diversity

The Commission is committed to embracing diversity and eliminating all forms of discrimination in the provision of health services. The Commission welcomes all people irrespective of ethnicity, lifestyle choice, faith, sexual orientation and gender identity.

Lived Experience

We acknowledge the individual and collective contributions of those with a lived and living experience of mental ill-health and suicide, and those who love, have loved and care for them. Each person’s journey is unique and a valued contribution to Australia’s commitment to mental health suicide prevention systems reform.