World Mental Health Day message - Paul McCormack, Acting CEO Paul McCormack


0:02 Mental ill-health and distress touches so many of us across the Australian community.

0:06 At the Commission, we're working to provide data and evidence based

0:10 advice to help improve the mental health system and supports so many of us rely on.

0:15 In this mental health month 2023,

0:18 we invite everyone to support mental health as a universal human right

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Hear from our Acting CEO Paul McCormack in recognition of #WorldMentalHealthDay 2023! We celebrate and support #WorldMentalHealthDay and Mental Health Month in Australia. The theme for this year is ‘Mental Health is a Universal Human Right’ nominated by @wfmhofficial and the global community. This theme also commemorates the 75th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights on 10 December 1948 by the United Nations General Assembly. To learn more visit

  • Governance

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.