Mental Health Australia Reconciliation Action Plan

Innovate Reconciliation Action Plan

Mental Health Australia launched our 2021-2023 Innovate Reconciliation Plan on 8 December 2021 at the Grace Groom Memorial Oration.

Front cover of Mental Health Australia's Reconciliation Action Plan

Read our Innovate Reconciliation Plan.

What is a Reconciliation Action Plan?

Reconciliation Action Plans (RAPs) “provide a framework for organisations to leverage their structures and diverse spheres of influence to support the national reconciliation movement.”

“A RAP is a strategic document that supports an organisation’s business plan. It includes practical actions that will drive an organisation’s contribution to reconciliation both internally and in the communities in which it operates. The RAP Program contributes to advancing the five dimensions of reconciliation by supporting organisations to develop respectful relationships and create meaningful opportunities with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.”

 “The four RAP types – Reflect, Innovate, Stretch and Elevate – allow organisations to continuously develop their reconciliation commitments”

- Reconciliation Australia

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Mental Health Australia is committed to reconciliation in Australia.

We believe that together we can achieve a reconciled, just and equitable country.

Mental Health Australia’s ultimate aim is for mentally healthy people, mentally healthy communities. Reconciliation is essential to achieving this.

Our vision for reconciliation is for equitable mental health outcomes - where Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples no longer experience higher rates of mental ill-health and suicide than non-Indigenous Australians. Further, our vision is for Aboriginal and Torres-Strait Islander social and emotional wellbeing approaches to mental health to be respected and embraced across the mental health ecosystem.

Mental Health Australia wants to be part of creating an Australia which celebrates Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and cultures, honestly engages with our shared history and addresses current racial injustice. We will walk with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in pursuing reconciliation, and work closely with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander-led organisations in improving access to culturally safe mental health and suicide prevention services.

We are committed to turning our good intentions into real actions. Our current Innovate Reconciliation Action Plan outlines our approach to continuing to build meaningful relationships, enhance respect and promote sustainable opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples within our organisation and beyond.

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