Our Work

  • 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.

  • In October 2018, the Government announced a Productivity Commission inquiry into the role of mental health in supporting economic participation and enhancing the nation’s productivity. Over 18 months, the inquiry will consider how mental illness can affect all aspects of a person’s quality...

  • 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.

  • 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...

  • 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....

  • MyHealthRecord opt-out period begins

    Mental Health Australia urges member organisations and people living with mental health issues to support My Health Record, and to make an informed choice about whether or not to opt-out of the scheme.