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2016 National Report on Mental Health and Suicide Prevention

The 2016 National Report on Mental Health and Suicide Prevention, considers the factors that will lay the foundations for the Commission’s future monitoring and reporting, with a focus on stories and case studies.

Since the National Mental Health Commission’s (the Commission’s) 2014 Report – The National Review of Mental Health Programmes and Services, Australia’s national approach to mental health and suicide prevention has embarked on an essential reform agenda. A prominent area of consensus – and at the core of the reform agenda – is to improve people’s, families’, carers’ and community’s experiences of our systems of care. To do so prioritises people’s expectations about the quality and value of their interactions within those systems.

In the process of putting together the 2016 National Report on Mental Health and Suicide Prevention, the Commission gathered examples of local, regional, state/territory and national initiatives that focus on improving mental health outcomes for people families and supporters. This was supported by personal stories from real people and the mental health challenges they face. These stories and case studies are presented to help share insights, knowledge and experience to improve wellbeing for all Australians.

Personal Stories and Case Studies