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Fifth National Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Plan: 2018 Progress Report

Our first report, Monitoring Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Reform: Fifth National Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Plan, 2018 Progress Report, provides an update of implementation progress up until 30 June 2018 and establishes a baseline for the 13 available identified performance indicators.

The Fifth National Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Plan (Fifth Plan) was endorsed by the COAG Health Council in August 2017. The Fifth Plan represents commitment from all governments to work together to achieve integrated planning and service delivery of mental health and suicide prevention related services. 

The Fifth Plan is accompanied by an implementation plan that establishes responsibilities for agreed actions. 

The Commission has been given responsibility for delivering an annual report, for presentation to health ministers, on the implementation progress of the Fifth Plan actions and performance against the identified indicators. In preparing the 2018 Progress Report we worked with the stakeholders identified in the Fifth Plan implementation plan, the Australian Government Department of Health, state and territory governments, Primary Health Networks and state mental health commissions.