Spotlight reports

The following reports have been commissioned by the Commission to inform our work. They do not necessarily reflect the view of the Commission.


Digital Technologies and Youth Mental Health - 2023 Consultation Summary

The Commission has undertaken work to better understand the interplay between digital technologies and mental health. In 2023 the Commission held a 3-part consultation consisting of a public consultation via an online survey, input from an Expert Advisory Group, and input from a Youth Advisory Group. This document is a summary of the consultations.

Discussion paper - Digital technologies and youth mental health

This paper intends to serve as a discussion starter. The National Mental Health Commission wants to deepen the conversation around digital technologies and mental health so that we can better understand what components of technology are helpful or harmful.
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