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The National Children’s Mental Health and Wellbeing Strategy Report


The mental health and wellbeing of children defines their childhood experience and impacts their ability to live a long and contributing life. Australia requires a nationally consistent mental health and wellbeing system that supports all children, and their communities, to thrive. Every child has a right to be supported to grow in a safe and healthy environment. The families and communities that nurture them need access to the supports and services that ensure that environment is possible.
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A message from the co-Chairs

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Executive Summary

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4. Implementation

For this Strategy to have the intended impact on children’s mental health and wellbeing, it must be acted on.
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5. Summary of Actions

Responsibility for implementation of these actions may be shared between groups or amended as requirements are scoped.
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Appendix A: Membership of Expert Advisory Group and Steering Committee

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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.