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National Mental Health Commission

National Report Cards

Australian Government Response to Contributing Lives, Thriving Communities: Review of Mental Health Programmes and Services

The Australian Government response to the Review aims to transform Commonwealth mental health funding and leadership over the next three years to achieve a more efficient, integrated and sustainable mental health system and to improve mental health service delivery for Australians. More

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

In 2014 the Commission was directed by Government to undertake the National Review of Mental Health Programmes and Services and consequently, a Report Card for 2014 was not produced. However, they made a commitment to report back to the community. This document provides a Report Back on the eighteen recommendations made in the first two Report Cards. More

A Contributing Life: the 2013 National Report Card on Mental Health and Suicide Prevention

The second Report Card builds upon the foundations and whole of life scope established in the inaugural Report Card in 2012. This report card reflects the community’s voice on the issues in mental health and suicide prevention that matters most to them. More

A Contributing Life: the 2012 National Report Card on Mental Health and Suicide Prevention

The first Report Card casts an independent eye over how Australians, as a nation, support the estimated 3.2 million Australians each year who live with a mental health difficulty, their families and support people, and how we provide and co-ordinate the services they need. More

National Standards in Mental Health Services

The National Mental Health Commission is working with the Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care (ACSQHC) to improve the uptake of national mental health standards.

The ACSQHC has conducted a scoping study on the implementation of national standards in mental health services. This study will provide a better understanding of the enablers, barriers and challenges to the implementation of the current National Standards in Mental Health Services, in particular, from the perspective of people with a mental health difficulty and their families and supporters.

It also aims to identify gaps in the standards concerning safety and quality in mental health service delivery.