Latest CEO Update 19 December 2018 - Dear Santa, it’s been a while


  • 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.

  • Optimising Psychosocial Supports Project Report Cover

    This report provides a rich and valuable evidence base to augment the NDIS’ support approach to participants with psychosocial disability. This is the final report of the Optimising Psychosocial Support Project which brought together, for the first time, service level data from community based...

  • 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....