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National Children’s Mental Health and Wellbeing Strategy

The Commission welcomes Minister Greg Hunt’s commitment to developing a National Children’s Mental Health and Wellbeing Strategy.

In August 2019, Minister for Health, Greg Hunt announced the development of the National Children’s Mental Health and Wellbeing Strategy as part of the Government’s Long-Term National Health Plan. The National Mental Health Commission has led the development of the Strategy in partnership with an expert advisory group, steering committee and two working groups drawn from a wide range of professional organisations and individuals from across disciplines.

The Strategy outlines the requirements for an effective system of care for children, seeking to create a new, shared understanding of the roles of families, communities, services, and educators in promoting and supporting child mental health and wellbeing. It also provides a framework to guide the most critical investments in our children and families.

We invite you to provide your views on the draft Strategy here, and to share the consultation link with your networks. Consultation will close on 15 February 2021 with the Strategy to be finalised in March/April 2021.

Information for the National Children’s Mental Health and Wellbeing Strategy can be emailed to [email protected]