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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.

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Fifth National Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Plan

The Fifth National Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Plan establishes a national approach for collaborative government effort to achieve integrated planning and service delivery of mental health and suicide prevention services.

Monitoring Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Reform: National Report 2019

This report presents a snapshot of some of the issues faced by the mental health system as a whole, as well as the current progress of reforms in mental health and suicide prevention.

National Mental Health and Wellbeing Pandemic Response Plan

National Mental Health and Wellbeing Pandemic Response Plan

The Commission welcomes the National Cabinet’s commitment to support and respond to the National Mental Health and Wellbeing Pandemic Response Plan.

National Workplace Initiative

National Workplace Initiative

The National Workplace Initiative (NWI) provides a nationally consistent approach to workplace mental health. The NWI is currently in the planning phase. To find out more and stay up to date with the project, register your interest to receive our dedicated newsletter.
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COVID-19 Mental Health Information and Support

COVID-19 Mental Health Information and Support

It is a challenging and unsettling time for Australians. COVID-19 has and will continue to impact us all. We have combined resources that will help keep you informed with the latest health information as well as looking after your mental health and wellbeing
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News & Media

Recent & Upcoming work

In March 2020, together with mental health organisations, experts and leaders, the Commission developed #InThisTogether – a national conversation sharing practical tips online to support the mental health and wellbeing of Australians during COVID-19.

Find out more about #InThisTogether

The Commission is working with the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) to establish a National Suicide and Self-harm Monitoring System. The public interface of the monitoring system is expected to be available for use by July 2020 and the secure portal available to governments and service providers by the end of this year. 

Read more on the 'National Suicide and Self-Harm Monitoring System'