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Communique – Mental Health Leaders Forum

Communique – Mental Health Leaders Forum

Mental Health leaders from the existing and developing Commissions in Australia and New Zealand met in February 2015 to share knowledge and review the May 2014 Memorandum of Understanding.

The Communique from the forum is now available.

The Communique reports on priorities and directions in mental health and reaffirms the collaborative commitment to improve mental health and wellbeing across Australia and New Zealand.

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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.


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.