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A Contributing Life Project

29 November 2012

“People with mental health problems want the same things as everyone else. Even the most disadvantaged Australians should be able to lead a ‘contributing life’ – whatever that means for them – and this simple goal will be our touchstone and yardstick.” Chair, Prof Allan Fels.

The Commission has identified that on a national scale there is no consistent or regularly collected qualitative information about people’s real and whole of life experiences. Qualitative data is essential to build a more rounded picture of service and support outcomes through our annual National Report Card on Mental Health and Suicide Prevention. This project will commence in 2013 and will inform and support future National Report Cards.

We are excited to have commissioned the Contributing Life Project. To register your interest and to find out more read an overview of the project here.A contributing life image

"Even the most disadvantaged Australians should be able to lead a 'contributing life,' whatever that means for them and this simple goal will be our touchstone and yardstick."

Chair Prof Allan Fels AO
National Mental Health Commission

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