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Commencing operations in January 2012, the National Mental Health Commission was established to monitor the performance of Australia's mental health system and advise the Government on opportunities for improvement. The Commission collects information by consulting with consumers, carers, agencies, mental health commissions, and advisory bodies from across Australia.
Guiding the work of the Commission is the vision that all Australians achieve the best possible mental health and wellbeing. To achieve this vision, the Commission aims to:
A core responsibility of the Commission is the annual National report card on mental health and suicide prevention, which reflects the community's voice on the issues in mental health and suicide prevention and also includes recommendations for action.
Abstract adapted from the National Mental Health Commission
National Mental Health Commission
PO Box R1463
Sydney NSW 2000
Ph: (02) 8229 7550