2019 National Report

Monitoring mental health and suicide prevention reform: National Report 2019 analyses the status of the mental health system, including the progress of key reforms, and makes 30 recommendations that, if implemented will help improve the mental health system.

The recommendations made by the Commission are variable in both scale and scope, and many will require collaboration and time for stakeholders to implement.  As part of our ongoing monitoring and reporting role, we will work with stakeholders to identify how progress of the recommendations can be measured.

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  • Lived experience
  • Monitoring
  • Reporting
  • Suicide prevention

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 and present, and acknowledge their continuing connection to land, sea and community.


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.