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A Contributing Life: the 2014 Report Back on the 2012 and 2013 National Report Cards on Mental Health and Suicide Prevention

The 2014 Report Back provides a report on the progress against the ten recommendations made in the 2012 National Report Card and the eight additional recommendations made in the 2013 National Report Card.

In developing the 2014 Report Back, the Commission surveyed both Australian and state and territory governments seeking their input and advice on local progress. Responses were received from five Commonwealth Departments:  Education, Employment, Health, Social Services and Prime Minister and Cabinet; and all state and territory governments.  In 2014, for the first time, the Commission also sought input from the non-government sector.  Twenty three non-government organisations provided data.

The information received from these sources has been summarised into a short table – The 2014 Report Back - which, along with the actions taken by the Commission, provides a picture of progress against the 18 recommendations of the 2012 and 2013 Report Cards.

In addition to this summary table, a Supplementary Paper was developed which presents an overview of government and non-government activities in regard to the priorities and recommendations of the 2012 and 2013 Report Cards.  It includes responses received by the Commission from: Commonwealth departments, State and territory departments, and the Non-Government sector.  It also includes a summary of government activity identified through publicly available information.


2014 Report Back

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2014 Report Back supplementary paper

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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.