10 October 2010
10 October is World Mental Health Day. This year, unlike previous years, has seen the emergence of a new consensus from the Federal Parliament in its support for mental health reform across Australia. For the very first time, Australia now has a Commonwealth Minister for Mental Health , a Shadow Minister for Mental Health and a Greens spokesperson. “World Mental Health Day is a time to focus on what we have achieved and hope to achieve in mental health. This year, 2010, may well go down as a key turning point in the reform process”, said David Crosbie, CEO of the Mental Health Council.