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Lived Experience (Peer) Workforce Development Guidelines
These guidelines have been developed to assist government, business and industry to create a thriving Lived Experience workforce.
Have Your Say
Learn how you can collaborate and contribute to the Commission’s upcoming projects through the Have Your Say portal.
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 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 Workplace Initiative

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

Mental Health Safety and Quality Engagement Guide

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

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.

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.

National Disaster Mental Health and Wellbeing Framework

The Commission led the development of a national Framework to guide a coordinated approach in Australia to psychosocial and mental health issues in the context of national disasters.

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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.

Vision 2030

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

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 Workplace Initiative

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

News & Media

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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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Commissioner Alan Woodward recognised with LiFE Award for outstanding contribution to suicide prevention

Commissioner Alan Woodward was recognised by Suicide Prevention Australia with the presentation of a LiFE Award for his outstanding contribution to address, prevent, or respond to suicidal behaviours and their impact on people, families, communities, and the Australian population.
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A New National Approach on Suicide Prevention

Today, on World Suicide Prevention Day, the Morrison Government is recognising this year’s theme of ‘Creating Hope Through Action’ by establishing the Australian National Suicide Prevention Office to lead a national mission to reduce the prevalence and impact of suicide in Australia.
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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.