Connections: Vision 2030
The 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.
The Connections project launched on 1st July 2019 as a national conversation about the future of mental health and suicide prevention in Australia. Connections involved the Commission coming to connect with people in their community to understand their personal experiences of mental health and wellbeing to inform a shared Vision 2030 for Mental Health and Suicide Prevention. We travelled far and wide to hear about your particular triumphs and challenges. We asked questions such as; What are the barriers you have experienced in trying to get help? What has made a difference for you?
As part of Connections, the Commission visited 26 communities across Australia to hold Town Hall meetings of which anyone with a living experience of mental health; consumers, carers, families and those organisations which provide support and care, were invited to attend. We also launched an online survey to allow all Australians to contribute to the conversation and Vision 2030. Overall, we connected with over 3000 people.
Thank you to everyone who has been involved in and contributed to Connections. The Commission is consolidating feedback and working towards the below:
- Vision 2030 for Mental Health and Suicide Prevention: A blueprint for mental health in Australia which outlines the goals and objectives for mental health and the systems or services which may meet these
- Roadmap: In 2020 a Roadmap will be developed, which identifies the long-term strategies in investment, coordination, development and performance measurement required to achieve the Vision and meet goals and objectives for mental health
There are a number of ways you can stay connected and informed on the progress of Vision 2030:
- Click on the interactive map below to download snapshots from each community we have visited
- Join in the conversation online by using the hashtag #ConnectingWithYou
- Read the Vision 2030 for Mental Health and Suicide Prevention (coming soon)
The Connections story
Australian Aboriginal artist Bibi Barba, from the Durumal/Woka Woka people, embodies the Connections story with a squiggly line and dots that represent all Australian people from different backgrounds that have come together in harmony to talk and yarn with each other about mental health in each community.
Each colour used respectively represents as follows:
- Orange ochre for the land on which we stand united together.
- Red Brown colour for the people from all background regardless of nationality.
- Blue colour for the calmness in dealing with mental health.
If you would like more information or have a question about Connections please email [email protected]