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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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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.

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.

Contributing Lives, Thriving Communities

Contributing Lives, Thriving Communities

Right from the start, at the Commission’s first meeting, a commitment was made to always have people at the heart of what we do.

National Children’s Mental Health and Wellbeing Strategy

National Children’s Mental Health and Wellbeing Strategy

The National Children's Mental Health and Wellbeing Strategy will be the first of its kind in Australia. It will provide a framework for preventing mental illness and reducing its impact on children, families and the community.
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Australian Mental Health Leaders Fellowship

Australian Mental Health Leaders Fellowship

We are pleased to announce we are now accepting applications for the Australian Mental Health Leaders Fellowship (AMHLF) in 2020.

Applications will close at 5.00pm (AEDST) on Friday, 6 March 2020.
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Recent & Upcoming work

In January 2020, the Commission made a Submission to the Productivity Commission’s Draft Report into Mental Health.This submission seeks to provide additional information and perspectives to the Productivity Commission to enhance and strengthen the recommendations in the final report.

Read our PC Submission

In early 2020, the second annual progress report on the implementation progress of the Fifth National Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Plan will be submitted to COAG Health Ministers at their first meeting.