Our priorities

The Government, through its departments and agencies, is responsible for mental health reform by making positive changes to systems, services and policies, in line with its commitment to Living Well: A Strategic Plan for Mental Health in NSW.

Through its own work, the Commission will continue to support the Government, the mental health sector and the community in the reform journey. It will do this by promoting the interests of people who live with mental illness, highlighting models of good practice, and extending the research evidence base for effective mental health and community wellbeing responses.

The Commission has developed a work program for 2015-16 to support others to achieve the vision and the Actions described in the 10-year Strategic Plan, and facilitate real progress towards the Commission’s vision:

The people of NSW have the best opportunity for good mental health and live well in their own community and on their own terms.

By working within the following priority issues for 2015-18, independently or with partners, the Commission will help lay robust foundations for:

  • The long-term reorientation of systems of mental health support in NSW, so they better reflect the wishes and meet the needs of the people who use them. 
  • Improved mental health and wellbeing for everyone, and the benefits which will flow from this to the whole community.

Priority 1: Improving the community-based mental health response

Priority 2: Improving the journey for people who use mental health supports

Priority 3: Preventing suicide

Priority 4: Promoting mental wellbeing and resilience

Priority 5: Ensuring systems and services rise to the reform challenge

Priority 6: Monitoring and reporting progress

More information on the Commission's Business Plan for the next year.

Last updated: 5 April 2017

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