The Commission plays an ongoing role in collaborating across the sector to drive system improvements and play a key role in monitoring and reporting on mental health reform.

National Guidelines for inclusion of wellbeing in early childhood checks

Mental health concerns often begin during childhood and an estimated 50% of adult mental illness begins before 14 years of age.

Understanding how digital technology is impacting young people

The National Mental Health Commission is seeking to deepen the conversation around digital technologies and mental health to better understand what parts of technology use are helpful or harmful.

National Stigma and Discrimination Reduction Strategy

As a part of the nation's mental health reform agenda the National Mental Health Commission was tasked with developing a National Stigma and Discrimination Reduction Strategy.

National Research Strategy

Under the Fifth National Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Plan, the National Mental Health Commission has developed a National Mental Health Research Strategy to enhance Australia's mental health research system.

Mentally Healthy Workplaces

Find out how the Commission is working towards a nationally consistent approach to workplace mental health.

Children's Mental Health and Wellbeing Strategy

The Australian Government's commitment to a national approach to mental health and suicide prevention could not be achieved without ensuring the mental health and wellbeing needs of our children.

Vision 2030

Vision 2030 shapes a national direction for mental health and wellbeing in Australia.

National COVID and Disaster Response

The Commission has worked to support the mental health responses to national disasters including bushfires, drought, floods and COVID-19.

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.