Vision 2030: Blueprint

The Commission is connecting with all Australians on the Vision 2030 for Mental Health and Suicide Prevention.

gril laughingFrom September – December 2019 the Commission developed the Vision Blueprint Consultation Report - a draft agenda which outlines the goals and objectives for mental health care and the system or services used to meet these. [Please note: This report may not reflect the content of any final consolidated Vision 2030; Blueprint for Mental Health and Suicide Prevention.]

The Blueprint Consultation Report brings together and synthesises;

  • Connections data
  • Current and recent Australian and international principles, standards, plans and reviews on mental health (including recommendations)
  • Research evidence on effective mental health systems and service approaches
  • Contextual information on potential future needs and experiences of mental health for all Australians.


Mental health and illness is just the same as talking about physical health and illness. It is ok to talk about. It is ok to experience. Medications are ok. It is great to get support. It is great to get better.



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The Vision 2030 Blueprint provides a national direction for mental health and wellbeing supported by a successful, connected mental health and suicide prevention system that meets the needs of all Australians. As part of the federal Department of Health’s 10 year plans, it takes a long term approach to change and improvement.

Access to care for people with mental health concerns is the outcome of a complex system and combination of processes working together. A complex system can only be effective if each element of that system is working well. Vision 2030 takes a whole-of-system approach, considering each element required for a well-performing system and its interaction with other parts of the system.

The Vision 2030 Blueprint defines the ideal parts of a well-functioning mental health and suicide prevention system. In 2022, a detailed implementation roadmap will accompany this report, identifying specific models, strategies and processes required to achieve the vision.

Vision 2030 is consistent with the Productivity Commission inquiry into mental health and a number of other state, territory and national activities. Although distinct processes, they have a number of overlapping goals and intended outcomes. Vision 2030 provides a framework through which current recommendations, future strategies and plans can be viewed to ensure a consistent approach towards the same goals.

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  • Lived experience
  • Suicide prevention

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.