The Australian Government tasked the Commission to undertake a national review of mental health services and programmes. Click here for more information.
The final report was provided to the Government on 1 December 2014.
In 2012 and 2013 we produced two annual National Report Cards on Mental Health and Suicide Prevention. The report cards inform Australians of where we are doing well and where we need to do better in mental health. As well as looking at the facts and figures, the report card tells the real and everyday experiences of Australians. We will be reporting back on all our recommendations at the end of the year.
The Commission is working with the Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care (ACSQHC) on a scoping study on the implementation of national standards in mental health services.
In 2013, Expert Reference Group chaired by Professor Allan Fels AO provided a report to the COAG Working Group on Mental Health Reform regarding National Targets and Indicators for mental health reform.
We also coordinate Spotlight Reports to shine a light on issues and areas of interest identified by the Commission. These reports are commissioned to inform our work and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Commission.
"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