Latest CEO Update 24 August 2018 - After the spill… we need to work smarter and harder


  • Consumer and carer participation in all levels of decision-making is fundamental to the improvement of mental health services and crucial to improving the lives of people with a mental illness. However, there is still much more to be done and the continued participation and engagement of consumers and carers is vital.

  • Investing to Save: The economic benefits for Australia of investment in mental health reform, tackles a set of complex issues from a new perspective, and a new pragmatic approach to the scale of the task of reforming our mental health system.

  • The Mental Health Australia 2018-19 Budget Summary highlights some of the key measures in the 2018-19 Federal Budget likely to be of interest to mental health stakeholders.

  • NDIS Psychosocial Disability Pathway Report

    In January 2018, the NDIA engaged Mental Health Australia to conduct consultations to inform the design of a tailored NDIS pathway to improve the experiences of people with psychosocial disability entering the Scheme. The final project report is now available.

  • World Mental Health Day – Oct 10

    Mental Health Australia is funded to run a national awareness campaign for World Mental Health Day on October 10. This year’s campaign has been developed with the aim of challenging negative perceptions around mental illness and encouraging people to take a more positive view mental illness....