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Report Card into Mental Health

By: Michele Konheiser

Category: Health & Safety, People

  2.50 PM 28 November, 2012

Location: General

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A Contributing Life: the 2012 National Report Card on Mental Health and Suicide Prevention, is the independent Commission’s (NMHC) inaugural annual report card and is a world first of its kind.

Built on the personal stories of people who aren’t often heard – people with a lived experience of mental health difficulty, their families and supporters – the report card views mental health as an issue affecting every aspect of the life of a person; a “whole-of-life approach”. Its theme, ‘A Contributing Life’, recognises that people with mental health difficulties need the same things as everyone else – a stable home, a decent education, a job, family, friends and healthy relationships, good treatment and access to services and rights.

Ten recommendations have been made for governments to consider. View the report by visiting Mental Health Commission

Last Updated: 28 November 2012