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National Connections Survey
Share your thoughts and experiences of Australia's mental health and suicide prevention system.
Making Connections for Your Mental Health and Wellbeing Program 2022
Share your experience of the mental health and suicide prevention system with the Government through a series of community conversations and an online survey.
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 Workplace Initiative
over $12 billion / year

over $12 billion / year

lost productivity due to mental ill health and suicide in Australia
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members in the Mentally Healthy Workplace Alliance
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inspiring industry-led workplace initiative case studies to learn from

Vision 2030

Vision 2030: Blueprint for Mental Health and Suicide Prevention (Vision 2030) is a blueprint for a successful, connected mental health and suicide prevention system to meet the needs of all Australians.

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 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.

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.

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.

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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 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.

National Workplace Initiative

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

Vision 2030

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

News & Media

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Social wellbeing key to effective suicide prevention

The increase in people living in isolation and experiencing loneliness reinforces the importance of true social connection this World Suicide Prevention Day.
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Response to ABS Release July 2022

While new ABS data does not indicate that the overall wellbeing of the Australian population is significantly worse, there is concerning elevated risk for our young people, women and those who identify as LGBTIQA+.
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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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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.