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National Report 2018

Monitoring Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Reform: National Report 2018 provides an analysis of the current status of Australia’s core mental health and suicide prevention reforms, and their impact on consumers and carers.

The National Report 2018 shows progress and outcomes of key national reforms in mental health, including reporting on the Primary Health Networks, the National Disability Insurance Scheme, suicide prevention initiatives and the Fifth National Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Plan. The National Report 2018 also considers the performance of the mental health system by looking at mental health expenditure, workforce, seclusion and restraint, consumer and carer engagement and participation and mental health outcomes. It also looks at social determinants of health and how they impact mental illness.


Monitoring Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Reform: National Report 2018

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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.