The National Mental Health Commission’s National Report on Mental Health and Suicide Prevention.
This report provides a high‑level summary of the reform journey in Australia’s mental health and suicide prevention systems since the National Mental Health Commission (the Commission) presented Contributing Lives, Thriving Communities – Report of the National Review of Mental Health Programmes and Services2 (the Review) to the Australian Government at the end of 2014.
Since the delivery of that report, Australia has been undergoing significant changes to services, programs and policies in mental health and suicide prevention, as well as in primary health care, disability, housing and social services. These changes have not only been at the national level, but also at the jurisdictional and local levels, through state and territory governments and many local initiatives. Acknowledging the considerable work being undertaken at all levels, this report focuses on the initiatives being announced and progressed at the national level.
Part 1 outlines the key recommendations of the Review, the Australian Government’s response, areas of subsequent progress and where further work is
Part 2 provides more detail about some of the issues in monitoring and reporting mental health and suicide prevention, and the Commission’s ongoing role and plans for further work in this area throughout 2017. This is supported by a snapshot of currently available data for selected indicators of mental health consumer and carer outcomes in Appendix A.
Part 3 sets out where our work the Commission be taking us during the implementation stage of the reforms.
This report is also supported by a compilation of personal stories and case studies from mental health consumers, carers and service providers.
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