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November Message from our CEO

November Message from our CEO

In this update, I have included some information on the recent draft Productivity Commission Report on Mental Health, with long-term mental health reform being central to the report recommendations.

You will also see below an update on the Connections Project and Vision 2030 for Mental Health and Suicide Prevention, as well as an introduction to our new website following feedback from you.

I would like to say a very warm welcome to the Fourth Cohort of the Australian Mental Health Leaders Fellowship.

With so much work being done to look at how we can future proof our mental health system, we must also ensure we are developing our workforce and supporting mental health leaders of the future.

I have been inspired by the project and innovative ideas shared by the first three cohorts and look forward to working with this new group of participants. Meet the Fourth Cohort of the Fellowship here.

Well wishes,

Christine Morgan
Chief Executive Officer

Connections Project Update

We are delighted to share a Connections Project video with you that we developed with Health Leader TV. We are grateful to the Town Hall attendees featured for sharing their reflections on the process in this video.

You can also read an article I wrote recently for Health Voices, Journal of the Consumers Health Forum of Australia.

If you haven't already, please visit our Connections webpage to browse snapshot reports from the community meetings across the country. Feedback from these meetings, as well as the thousands of insights shared through our online survey will inform the Vision 2030 for Mental Health and Suicide Prevention, due to be presented to Government before the end of this year.

Watch the Connections Project Video

Draft Productivity Commission Report on Mental Health

The draft Productivity Commission Report on Mental Health has now been released.

We encourage all Australians to visit the Productivity Commission website to learn more about the recommendations and contribute further submissions during the consultation period which closes 23 January 2020. There are also a series of face to face consultations available for all to attend.

View the draft Productivity Commission Report on Mental Health,.

Our next Mental Health Leaders

Congratulations and welcome to the Fourth Cohort of the Australian Mental Health Leaders Fellowship, with twenty participants from across the country starting the program last month.

The Fellowship incorporates a mix of experiential learning, reflective practice and group activity supported by expert facilitators, coaches and mentors. 

Meet the Fellowship Participants

New Commission Website

We are excited to announce we have launched our new website.

We've heard from many of you that while we offer valuable information online, it has sometimes been difficult to find what you are looking for in a timely manner.

With our new website, we have simplified the navigation and improved the search functionality. We welcome your ongoing feedback to ensure appropriate access to the work we do for you.

Browse the new website

Follow us on Facebook

Did you know that as well as being on Twitter, the Commission is now on Facebook? Follow us today.

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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.