Supporting documents

Below is a list of documents that supported the development process for a Strategic Plan for Mental Health in NSW.

Papers

Living well in our community - Paper 1 - download in Word (615 KB) or PDF (1.28 MB)

Journeys - towards a draft Strategic Plan - Working Paper (PDF 1.2 MB)

Yarning honestly about Aboriginal mental health in NSW - Working Paper (PDF 1 MB)

Community consultation

The Strategic Plan for Mental Health in NSW that reflects the needs, wishes and priorities of people across the State. Listening has been an essential part of the process. For the development of the Strategic Plan the Commission held a series of forums with a diverse range of groups and communities across NSW. These forums were opportunities for people - young, old and in-between - to share their experiences, views and ideas for change. What we heard came together in the documents listed below. These were then used to refine ideas, to generate more ideas and, ultimately, to inform the Strategic Plan. 

What we know - the consumer perspective on mental health reform (PDF 656 KB)
This document outlines what people living with mental illness and NSW Consumer Advisory Group – Mental Health Inc. (the peak body representing people with a lived experience of mental illness) told us needs to change.

Yarning with the Aboriginal people of NSW 
Download in Word (565 KB) or PDF (389 KB)
This document outlines what the Aboriginal people of NSW who we met in 2013 told us needs to change.

Listening to the people of regional NSW 
Download in Word (566 KB) or PDF (417 KB)
This document outlines what the people of regional NSW who we met in 2013 told us needs to change.

Submissions 

The Commission undertook a very broad consultation process to inform the development of the draft Strategic Plan for Mental Health in NSW, including face-to-face meetings, forums and online discussions. In order to supplement these consultations, some organisations were invited by the Commission to provide submissions for consideration. The submissions that were approved for publication by the organisations involved are listed on this website.

View list of submissions

Commissioned papers

These papers were commissioned by the NSW Mental Health Commission to inform the development of the draft Strategic Plan for Mental Health in NSW.

View list of commissioned papers

Reference material

Richmond Report - Inquiry into Health Services for the Psychiatrically Ill and Developmentally Disabled 1983

Burdekin Report - National Inquiry into the human rights of people with mental illness 1993

If you have trouble downloading any of the above documents, please contact the Commission on 02 9859 5200 to discuss other options.

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